Functional screening

This module builds on the process of functional screening that was introduced in the Conditioning for Youths online learning module. The importance of screening was highlighted previously as players need to be stable in certain joints and mobile in other joints to be effective and efficient movers (Cook et al, 2010).

The screening process reveals if mobility or stability is lacking. The overhead squat test was introduced previously and in this section, some follow on tests that can be used to try and more accurately locate the problems causing movement compensations will be introduced.

Additional screening tests will be introduced along with rationale and instructions for use.

By the end of this module the coach should be able to progress the overhead squat test and implement a variety of other simple screening tests.