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Sanford POWER revises SCORE to improve athlete performance, health

07/24/2015, 1:15pm CDT
By Sanford POWER

Assessments measure athletic readiness, reduce injury

SIOUX FALLS, S.D./FARGO, N.D. – Sanford POWER is helping athletes improve their performance and stay healthy by restructuring the current Sanford SCORE testing and offering the new Sanford SCOREPRO assessment. Both evaluations use a scientific rating system to help athletes understand their athletic readiness and identify areas for improvement.

Available at Sanford POWER in Sioux Falls and Fargo, Sanford SCORE and SCOREPRO scientifically rate athletes based on their performance in power, speed and agility drills. A three-digit figure, the athlete’s “SCORE,” is generated by entering results from the standing broad jump, vertical jump, 20-yard sprint, pro-agility drill and 300-yard shuttle into an exclusive formula. By knowing their score, athletes better understand their athletic readiness and areas for improvement.

Sanford SCORE and SCOREPRO assessments are conducted by staff from Sanford POWER and the Sanford Sports Science Institute (SSSI). The SSSI is a recognized leader in athletic research, assessment, education, policy and safety.

“Together, Sanford SCORE and SCOREPRO measure important indicators of athletic readiness and tell athletes how prepared they are for the demands of training and competition,” said Thayne Munce, Ph.D., associate director of the Sanford Sports Science Institute. “By using a scientific approach to identify an athlete’s strengths and weaknesses, we’re providing the athlete with a precise method to track improvements over time, prevent injury and set a foundation for a lifetime of safer sports activity.”

SCORE previously provided sport-specific testing but has evolved to measure general athletic performance. It is now considered the baseline performance test at Sanford POWER.

For high-level athletes, SCOREPRO takes the testing to a more advanced level to help those who aspire to compete at the collegiate or professional level. The program focuses on proper biomechanics and movement quality to identify and avoid injuries. This service is available for the introductory rate of $50.

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About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 43 hospitals and nearly 250 clinics in nine states and three countries. Sanford Health’s 27,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children's clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. For more information, visit

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