High performance athletes in NL have access to various facilities and qualified professionals that offer a variety of strength and conditioning programs aimed at enhancing athletic performance. In speaking with former students and various community partners it is quite evident that an important aspect of strength and conditioning that is missing for our athletes involves ‘high-level’ fitness testing. The fitness testing that we propose to offer involves equipment and the scientific knowledge required to run various testing protocols. Recent work has shown that sport-specific fitness test results are able to predict future success in the sport. Thus, using appropriate fitness tests to determine baseline measurements, identify strengths and weaknesses and monitor progression is vital to enhance the athletic performance of high-level athletes.
The primary objective of the current project is to establish partnerships with the hockey community to offer high level fitness testing to athletes. Detailed feedback and areas of strength and weakness will be provided to participants and our partners/collaborators.
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