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SPARQ Ratings

SPARQ is an acronym for Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction and Quickness. The SPARQ Rating was a scoring system designed to measure sport-specific athleticism.

Note: Despite being a very popular assessment method for some time, the SPARQ business is no longer active and is not available to conduct testing and rate players.

The results from various tests in each of the areas of speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness were combined and weighted using a sport specific formula to create a single SPARQ rating score. The SPARQ Rating was used to identify which areas you should concentrate your training and where you could improve. A companion system, SPARQ Training, gave the athletes a variety of drills, programs and information to improve in their sport.

The sports protocols were updated several times. Below is what is believed to be the most recent protocols used for these sports:

The general SPARQ Athletic Assessment Protocols included the following tests:

The SPARQ Rating set of tests for self-administration were as follows. You also needed you testing day body weight to calculate your rating.

This is the complete list of tests that were used in SPARQ assessments, depending on which sports are being tested.

Some Results

There were performance guides which gave the details for each rating so you could see how you ranked and can quickly identify your relative strengths and weaknesses. An average rating typically fell between 45 and 55. An elite rating typically exceeded 85 or 90.

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