SPARQ Testing for Soccer

Do you have what it takes to be a football or soccer player? The SPARQ is a rating system designed to measure sport-specific athleticism. The results from these tests are combined and weighted using a formula specific to soccer. This protocol is currently used by the US women's team.

SPARQ Boys and Girls Soccer Testing Protocols

Sprint StartSPARQ Soccer Self-Test

There is also a SPARQ Self-Test Kit, which includes a stop watch, measuring tape, six cones and a notepad to record results along with an instructional booklet and DVD on how to conduct each test. The tests included are the same as above: Body Mass, Vertical Jump, 20m Sprint, Arrowhead Agility and Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test.

Previous Test Protocols

The following tests were once part of the assessments in the Soccer SPARQ, but have been superseded by the tests described above.


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