Basketball players now have a chance to rate their performance and see how they compare to others. The Sanford Power Center in Fargo is now testing athletes to find their Sanford score.
Developed in Sioux Falls, SD, by researchers at the National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance (NIAHP) at Sanford Health. Sanford Score is designed to measure basketball-specific athletic readiness and deliver the result in one single number.
"Sanford Score is evidenced-based and clinically derived, making it the most credible basketball-specific athletic assessment available," said Thayne Munce, PhD, associate director of the NIAHP. "To create score, we led a large number of basketball players through the basketball assessment drills. Results were compiled to calibrate a proprietary score formula that assigns a single number that accurately describes an individual's athletic readiness. The sports science research also enabled us to amass normative data that allows anyone completing a score assessment to compare their results to other players."
Trainers at the Power Center have athletes perform a number of basketball-specific drills on a basketball court and input their results into the Sanford score database and then compare their score with other players.
The score can not only be used for personal motivation or improvement but also as a recruiting tool for college coaches and recruiters.
"Score gives athletes and coaches a single number to work with, grounded in science, that can accurately measure athletic readiness," said Munce. "We can then work with the athlete to improve functional movement and set the stage for a lifetime of safer and improved sports performance."
To learn more about Sanford Score or to schedule an appointment with a Power Center Trainer, visit SanfordSCORE.com.