- 1. Release lift assessment
- 2. Lift Assessment Chart
- 3. Swing start type and forward trunk flexion
- 4. Approach consistency – step speed and step length
- 5. Downswing angle
- 6. Concluding remarks
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In this month’s installment of Slowinski At Large, I present a method for evaluating certain aspects of the physical game with quantifiable data. From an analysis perspective, I constantly reflect on how to best evaluate players over time. If I can quantify physical movements in terms of data points, it will provide an accurate assessment as well as a method to determine change over time. This provides a better opportunity to illustrate areas of weakness, cause and effect systems, and effect meaningful change.
These analysis points include the release lift angle, the forward spine tilt throughout the approach, step distances, step velocity, and the downswing angle. Each of these components can be measured, recorded, assessed, and compared.
The collection will provide a coach or player with data to be added to an in-depth physical game profile. Most importantly, through this ongoing assessment, current physical game efficiency ...