In the modern era of athletics, numbers are everything. We track performance with advanced statistics and complex formulas because we’re looking for anything that will give us the extra edge on the competition—and rightfully so! Don’t get left behind in the Dark Ages: Stop testing your athletes like it’s 1999.
Testing athletes one at a time and then pausing every five seconds to write something down in your notebook is not the best way to do it anymore. This is time-consuming, tedious, and, ultimately, boring. Not to mention that it takes hours, if not days, to transfer that data to digital spreadsheets. And what happens if your notes get wet or you can’t read what another coach wrote, or worse, you lose them? All your time and effort goes down the drain and you’ve got to do it all over again. It’s time to step into the modern era of athletic testing.
Testing and Tracking Leads to Improvement
Before we get ahead of ourselves, though, we should discuss the importance of testing in the first place. Testing the athletic ability of your players lets you and everyone else know exactly how each player stacks up. Wondering whether or not a player truly has the speed to play a certain position? You can test measurables that have a direct correlation to play on the field, court, track, and ice.You can’t afford not to test and track your athletes if you want to be competitive. Click To Tweet
To take it one step further, it has been proven time and time again that anything measured will improve. When you know what number you have to beat, it becomes infinitely easier to hone your skills and reach that goal. Better numbers result in better overall performance. Simply put, you can’t afford not to test and track your athletes if you want to be competitive.
Enter DrillStack: simple and easy athletic testing anytime, anywhere. The Drillstack app requires no Wi-Fi connection or data service to function, which means you can test your athletes anywhere you please. Whether you’re out on the practice field, in the weight room, or in the fieldhouse, you’re good to go. No more papers flying around in the wind or losing your pen, because Drillstack is completely digital. Just show up with the device. When you’re all done, you can share and view the results from any device. Drillstack is here to revolutionize off-season testing and take your team to the next level.
Test Anytime, Anywhere
With Drillstack, you don’t need to carry around cumbersome equipment and gear. The device has a built-in stopwatch, as well as a vertical jump calculator, so you don’t have to do the math yourself anymore. Simply capture the reach and the touch and Drillstack does the rest. Test and rank combines type events, weight room lifts, track events, baseball/softball drills, strongman competitions, or any type of event with measurable data. The convenience and customization of Drillstack is unbeatable by itself, let alone all the other benefits it provides.
Intense, Positive Competition
After you record all of the results, they’ll post to your Rankboard. This may not sound like much on the surface, but believe me, the Rankboard will be one of the key factors in your team’s improvement. Athletes are natural competitors, constantly trying to top one another. That means when they see the board, their first instinct will be to work a little harder to grab that top spot.
Every athlete will know where they stand and what they have to do to be the best on the team. They’ll put up bigger weights and clock better times, which will translate to improved play on the field. Ever heard anyone complain that their team is too fast, powerful, or athletic? I didn’t think so.
The best part about Drillstack? We’re always improving. That’s the beauty of a digital device: you can always update it. Laser timing is coming soon, and that will only enhance the accuracy of timed events like the 40-yard dash (or any distance, for that matter) and shuttle runs, and we’re not stopping there. We’ll be using the latest technology to continuously push the limits and take athletic testing to new heights.
The Off-Season Advantage
Ultimately, Drillstack gives you the off-season advantage. In-season is all about playing games and doing what you can with what you have, but the off-season is where you get better. It’s when you get bigger and stronger, quicker and faster, and it’s where you set yourself apart from everyone else.
Drillstack will have your team working out in the off-season like never before. In turn, your athletes will be better prepared for the season than ever. Contact us today to learn more and get a free demo!
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