For middle-school athletes planning to take the APP standardized test, the concept of entering any athletic arena 'unprepared' is a ridiculous notion.
They prepare to play, they prepare for school, they prepare for training, they will prepare for the SAT/ACT exams in a few years - why wouldn't they prepare for the APP, right!?!
The premise of the APP testing protocol is to establish a baseline standard of maturity when deciding whether or not a child (12-13 years old) should be permitted to play-up with athletes who are older and naturally more mature (14-18 years old).
In our 10+ years of helping athletes prepare for this test, there are 3 proven:
Keys to Success
- experience running the test properly & knowing the gaps you need to close (pre-test)
- a plan of attack when stepping up for each drill on test day (tactics)
- a training progression to close your gaps (8-12 week personalized progression)
How we do it...
- 3 private training sessions & 12 weeks of at-home routine.
1) pre-test to gather baseline numbers
2) install the home progression
3) re-calibrate half way through.
Running a drill over and over doesn't necessarily make you better at the drill, only more experienced. Even worse, you may be inadvertently reinforcing the bad habits that are causing you to fail in the first place.
Allow your Velocity team to write you a training progression (example below) to systematically improve your testing metrics, leading right up to a win on test day.