Why was the iQ Physical Test developed?
We wanted to give the athlete more tools to help her Grow as a Player and to help her market herself to college coaches! Coaches look at more than just sheer ability to perform in a single game during the recruiting process, and we wanted to find a way to give them insight into the complete athlete by an extensive physical test.
We developed this test for college coaches to see at a glance the overall quality of a particular athlete. We also wanted to give athletes a way to showcase their abilities and see how they compare with other athletes across the country.
Who developed the iQ Physical Test?
Our staff first begin to discuss the possibilities of developing an Athlete Physical Test which would showcase players' abilities on the field in the Summer of 2010. Not long after, we approached Jennie Ritter (2005 NCAA WCWS Champion, University of Michigan) about working together with us on developing what has now become the iQ Physical Test!
We are honored to say that Jennie Ritter was first introduced to our staff in 2001 when she was selected to participate in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase North. She went on to be selected again in 2002 for the Queen of Diamonds Showcase North and was also selected to travel to Europe to play ball as a member of the 2001 & 2002 Cup Teams.
Jennie was a member of the 2005 NCAA WCS National Championship team and was placed on the 2005 NCAA WCS All-Tournament Team. After her collegiate career, Jennie was a part of the USA Elite Team, USA National Team, and went on to play softball in Japan. For more information about Jennie, go to www.jennieritter15.com.
How was the iQ Physical Test developed?
We stuck to what we always strive to do: We listened to what the College Coaches wanted and designed the physical test around it!
The iQ Physical Test is made up of specific elements that showcase the player's full abilities on the field. The iQ showcases skills that can easily be identified by Team Coaches, High School Coaches, and College Coaches to determine:
How are the Athletes Tested?
Each athlete's abilities are measured in the following ways:
What happens to my results?
Your results will be placed online in your personal account for your access only. You're given the option to show College Coaches your Physical and MT profile results, or keep them private. You'll will be able to see how your Physical Test results compare to other athlete's across the county and find out which areas of your game you need to improve on.
Do you offer ways to improve my Physical & Mental game?
Absolutely! Our goal is to help grow an athlete from age 12 -18, and in some case beyond. To help continue your growth, your results from each test will be kept in your personal account so you can monitor your growth over the years.
In addition, you'll have the option to purchase Physical Training Workouts, developed for you're needs, based on your score. You'll also have the option to purchase Mental Toughness Training Programs and Personalized Mental Toughness Training to develop your mental game.
*Athletes should be in good health and free from any conditions known or unknown that might be aggravated by the iQ Physical Test & iQ Physical Training. Please consult your family doctor before participating in an iQ Physical Test & or iQ Physical Training. Athletes with a history of recent surgery, heart trouble/high blood pressure, asthma, or any other condition that could be aggravated should consult their family doctor before taking the iQ Physical Test or participating in iQ Physical Training. Please advise your iQ instructor if you have any illnesses, injuries or any other condition that could be aggravated or potentially affect your capacity to take part in the iQ Physical Test & iQ Physical Training.