What’s Your Power Score?

The POWERSCORE has been developed in conjunction with the New South Wales Institute of Sport so you can compare yourself against your mates on selected performance measures. Broken down into five key athletic attributes and four physical tests, the POWERADE POWERSCORE will measure your Acceleration and Speed, Agility, Power and Endurance capacity. These physical tests are widely utilised by professional teams across a range of high performance sports, including AFL, Olympic team sports and the NRL. We’ll combine your measurements to allow you to compare yourself to your mates and elite athletes through your unique POWERADE POWERSCORE. Check out these video links to see how elite NRL, Aussie Rules and Cricketing legends settled their score.



The Powerscore test for SPEED is a 40m sprint test. From a standing start, the athlete will run through a set of laser timing gates at the start and finish line. Once completed, the athlete’s time will be converted to get a measurement of their mean velocity over the 40 metres. Velocity = distance divided by time



The Powerscore test for POWER is the Vertical Leap test. Standing next to a Yarkstick or Vertec, the athlete will fully extend one arm upward, making sure their shoulder muscle is in contact with their ear, and touch the highest vane on the yardstick. That standing height will be recorded. The athlete will then jump off two feet as high as they can and tap the highest vane they can reach on the yardstick. The difference between the athlete’s standing height and jumping height is their vertical leap score. The measurement is given in centimetres.



The Powerscore test for endurance capacity is the Beep test or 20m multistage fitness test. The beep test comprises of continuous running between two lines 20m apart in time with beeps played through an AV System. The athletes begins the test on the first beep and runs to the other line 20m away. The athlete will turn and go back to the first line only once the beep sounds again, not before. The speed between beeps is quite slow to start but gradually increases as the test continues.

If the athlete cannot reach the line in time with the beep, they will be given a warning and can continue. If the athlete cannot reach the line in time with the beep for a second time, the athlete’s test is now completed and their score is recorded at that point. Once completed, the athlete’s beep test score will be converted to get a measurement of the volume of oxygen they consumed, or VO2. This measurement is taken from the VO2 to beep conversation chart provided by the NSWIS. The VO2 measurement is compared to the benchmark VO2 (Volume of oxygen consumed) measurement to get the Powerscore result for this test.



The Powerscore test for AGILITY is the L Agility or 3 Cone Shuttle agility test. 3 cones will be positioned five metres apart from each other in the shape of an L. One cone at the start, one cone 5m straight in front of the starting cone, and the final cone 90 degrees to the left or right of the second cone. One laser speed gate will be set up at the first cone, which will represent the start and finish line. From a Standing start the athlete will run through the speed gate to the second cone, turn left or right (athlete’s choice), to the third cone. The athlete must run around the third cone, back around the second cone, and through the speed gate at the finish. Once completed, the athlete’s time will be converted to get a measurement of their mean velocity over the 20 metres agility course.

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