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Coordination Testing

When “technical” things  are talked about in many sports, it inevitably gets linked with the term “coordination”, because coordination skills form the basis of all human movement and are thus responsible for learning, controlling and adjusting motor functions.

A technically correct exercise model is only objective and success-oriented if a structural economy exists (wide, comprehensive gathering of time and strength-related stimuli). The basis of such an economization make up coordination. It empowers the athlete to master motor functions confidently and economically in predictable and unpredictable situations and to learn sports movements relatively quickly. Also for relearning technical movement processes, where old movement schemes must be discarded and new technical skills acquired, coordination plays a central role.  

Early-stage, comprehensive coordination development is of great importance because coordination can be regarded as a central factor of motor skills related to performance. It leads to the specific use of all other main condition-related characteristics such as power, speed, agility and endurance.

Based on the importance of coordination and individual development, the ToP team has worked out measurable factors in order to create a ‘coordination profile’. The contents of this profile are gathered using current computer and measurement technology and include the following tests:

  • MFT Balance Test
  • Match 4 Points (complex reaction skill)
  • Flash Jump visual or acoustic (simple reaction below ex.)
  • H Reaction visual or acoustic (simple reaction above ex.)
  • Timing Steps – Time sensory test
  • Dance Rhythm Test
  • Speed Memory (reactive orientation test)
  • High Jump with and without arm (+ difference calculation)