Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Functional testing results now available through new database

29 August 2017

Special Olympics BC – Castlegar athlete Liam Donnelly said seeing what he could accomplish at a functional testing session inspired him to train harder and take pride in his health. “I learned so much in one day,” Donnelly said. “It was so much fun – I had a blast!”

In functional testing, athletes take part in exercises that measure fitness and test their foundational movements, generating data to help track and motivate progress. Coaches can now access their athletes’ results from 2016-17 sessions through a new SOBC functional testing database. They will also be able to see how these results compare to averages for athletes in their Local, in a specific sport, or throughout the province.

This will help coaches track an athlete’s progress and evaluate the effectiveness of their training programs. The functional testing database will include results from all future sessions.

If you are a coach who is interested in accessing functional testing results, please contact SOBC's James Marchand by email or by phone at 604-616-1342.

Stay tuned for information on functional testing sessions coming this fall!

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