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Excerpts — Assessments for Sport and Athletic Performance

Be flexible with your approach to each athlete

While the phrase “garbage in, garbage out” illustrates that an informed decision requires accurate information, decision making without any, or with limited, input is simply guessing.

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Using assessments to illustrate progress and to support decision-making

Assessment data is particularly useful when working to educate or provide feedback to clients or athletes and other relevant stakeholders (family members, teammates, other coaches or fitness professionals) on a particular topic.

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Does design affect performance?

A simple example of this potential issue is a handgrip strength device, which was one of my first purchases as a new exercise science researcher.

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