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Development Academy's SPARQ test leaders
February 4th, 2009 8AM

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SPARQ testing is increasingly used as a tool to evaluate a player's athleticism, in particular soccer. Gavin Robertson of FC Milwaukee and George Fradenburg of Birmingham (Ala.) United) rated the highest in testing done at the Development Academy's recent Winter Showcase. For the top 10 players in the U-17/18 and U-15/16 categories ...

SPARQ testing is increasingly used as a tool to evaluate a player's athleticism, in particular in soccer. Gavin Robertson of FC Milwaukee and George Fradenburg of Birmingham (Ala.) United) rated the highest in testing done at the Development Academy's recent Winter Showcase.

The overall SPARQ (speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness) rating is derived from the four key soccer-specific athletic tests: yo-yo intermittent recovery test, 20-meter sprint, arrowhead agility and vertical jump.

Top 10 SPARQ Scores U-17/18
1. Gavin Robertson (FC Milwaukee) 103.88
2. Brad Jacobson (FC Westchester) 101.83
3. Collin Monahan (FC Milwaukee) 99.20
4. Levi Rossi (Real Colorado) 99.18
5. Mark Linnville (Greensboro) 98.50
6. Mike Mangotic (Internationals) 98.40
7. Jared Isenthal (Carmel) 97.65
8. Jeremy Shelley (CASL Chelsea FC) 96.63
9. Charlie Rugg (FC Greater Boston) 95.58
10. Nick MacKain (Atlanta Fire) 94.55

Top 10 SPARQ Scores U-15/16
1. George Fradenburg (Birmingham United) 97.25
2. Stefen Picton (North Meck) 94.73
3. Vlad Lekarev (CASA) 94.43
4. Zachary DeVille (San Diego Surf) 93.63
5. Kwesi Alleyne (Schulz Academy) 87.75
6. Yamil Roman (Oakwood) 86.93
7. Chris Somerville (FC Delco) 86.90
8. Tim Kreutz (Sockers FC) 86.33
9. Tyler Evans (San Diego Surf) 84.93
10. Momudu Sluwar (FC Delco) 84.55



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