The first Connecticut Nike SPARQ Rating & Recruiting Seminar comes to Insports Centers Trumbull this July 26 & 27, and August 2 & 3.
Measure your speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness (SPARQ) for an official sparq rating by participating in five specific drills and tests:
• Body weight
• 40-yd dash
• Shuttle run
• Vertical jump
• Power ball toss
SPARQ rating gives each athlete an on-the-spot individual athletic assessment upon which to improve this offseason, along with official testing results to send to college coaches for recruiting purposes. SPARQ rating comes with a free consultation.
PRE-REGISTRATION BEFORE JULY 1ST : $99
REGISTRATION AFTER JULY 1ST: $109
TEAM DISCOUNT – 10+ PLAYERS FROM SAME HIGH SCHOOL: $89 per player; please call to register team.
CALL US ABOUT FREE FIELD SPACE FOR MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS FROM THE SAME ORGANIZATION
NIKE SPARQ TESTING & RATING SYSTEM WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
The SPARQ test is slightly tailored to each of the specific sports they test while still maintaining the goal of overall athleticism. Currently, SPARQ tests are available for general athleticism, baseball, fast pitch softball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, football and lacrosse. The testing elements are: speed, lower body power (vertical jump), agility, core strength (power ball toss), and endurance (yirt).
SPEED: The speed component is measured at 40 yards. A short burst of linear speed is a differentiator in every sport. This test measures linear acceleration, which is the ability to transition from a standing start to top speed.
VERTICAL JUMP: Although most tests contain a vertical jump, the measurement is not about how high you jump, it is about acceleration. SPARQ combines your vertical jump height with an accurate measurement of your weight to reveal lower-body peak power. Peak power is directly connected to acceleration and speed allowing you to burn past your competition.
AGILITY SHUTTLE: The agility shuttle measures the ability of an athlete to maintain body control through multiple rapid changes of direction at high speeds, your side-to-side quickness and agility.
POWER BALL TOSS: The power ball toss measures your ability to generate explosive power from your core that transfers through to the arms and legs. This test is used to determine how powerful an athlete is by isolating the core by requiring them to load and explode.
YO-YO INTERMITTENT RECOVERY TEST (YIRT): The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test mimics the endurance required for the start-stop-recover-start action that is common to nearly every sport. MAX TOUCH: This is a basketball specific test that measures the synergy of the physical gifts of height and wingspan with the athletic skills of explosive leg power and coordinated jumping mechanics.
The NIKE SPARQ Rating & Recruiting Seminar at Insports Centers is produced by Erik Kaloyanides and Athletic Evolution.
ERIK KALOYANIDES President & CEO, Head Strength Coach (CSCS), Syracuse University After an outstanding high school and college football career at Reading Memorial High School and Syracuse University, Erik focused his career on improving athletic performance and health and wellness for people of all ages and abilities. Erik is a certified by the NSCA as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is also a Certified CrossFit Instructor. He has trained thousands of local athletes in all sports.
In 2007, Erik was selected as one of 7 strength coaches to travel with NIKE and SPARQ to perform various speed and agility camps across the country. Erik is viewed as one of the nation’s leading NIKE SPARQ trainers. Erik has personally trained over 35 local athletes whom he has helped receive Division 1 scholarships in football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball.
Athletic Evolution’s mission is to help each athlete achieve his or her goals. Whether you’re an elite athlete, aspiring athlete or simply looking to improve your athletic ability, AE’s staff of energetic, motivated and certified professional coaches will help you get there. Every AE athlete will improve overall athletic ability in the weight room, which directly translates into improved athletic performance on the field. AE offers the most innovative and proven strength and conditioning programs in the Northeast. Our state-of-the-art facility, with over 10,000 square feet of indoor turf (70 yards in length),allows for year round uninterrupted movement training as well as a wide variety of exercises that we incorporate into the training programs.