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Assessmentsshouldbeperformedpriortothefirst practice,butmost definitely beforethefirstcompetition–checkwithyourstate office for specifics
No vigorousactivityon theeveningbeforeand theday of
Avoid any caffeinatedbeverageson theday beforeand day of thetesting.
On the dayof testing,drink500ml (17 oz.)of fluid. (A sports drinkis an excellentchoice).
Avoid any vitaminor mineralsupplementstwo days before and theday of testing.
Be awakethreehours priortotesting.
Do noteattwo hours prior totesting.
Completionof a hydrationtestshouldbe requiredbefore any wrestlercanundergo a body compositionor weight assessment.
Purpose is twofold.
Dehydrationcansignificantlyaffect aBIAbody compositionmeasurewhich willresultinan invalid percentbodyfat.
Dehydrationor lossof water weightwilldirectly affect minimal wrestlingweight.
Evaluatorassistant wears rubbergloves duringthe assessment.
Subject is provideda cup(markedby name or identificationnumber).Sampleshouldnever leavethe possessionof thesubject.
Subject is theninstructed toprovide a
2-3 oz. urinesample(mid-stream)inthe
Practice andenforce secure procedures duringurinecollection.
Urinespecificgravity is thenmeasuredby reagent strips ora refractometer.(follow manufacturer's guidelines)
hydrationtestthe subject shoulddispose
of sampleandthenproceedto the bodyweight andbody compositionassessment stations.
Necessary when using TanitaB.I.A. tomeasure body fat
Assessment ofBody Composition
Skincalipers,bio-impedance,hydrostaticweighing,and BodPodareallcurrentlyapprovedbytheNFHSmedical advisorycommittee. The NCAAapprovesallmeasures exceptbio-impedance. Eachstateassociationhasthe autonomytomake the finaldecision.
Ideally, this measurement should betaken prior to the first practice,but mustbe performed prior tothe firstcompetition.
Asshownbelow,the goalis tomeasure a doublefold of skin and subcutaneoustissue(withsidesof skinfold approximately parallel). Thethickerthefat layer,thewider thefold.
Verticalfoldon posterioraspectof arm,midway between lateralprojectionof acromionprocess and inferiormarginofolecranonprocess. Flexthe elbow to 90 degreestoidentifythe landmarks.
Verticalfold,one inchtothe rightsideof and
½ inch belowthe navel.
TheJackson-Pollockprocedureusesa verticalfold2 cm totherightoftheumbilicus.
Entering the Data
It has been highly recommendedthat assessment datanot be entered by the wrestling coach.
ClickonManage &Season Teams
List of schools that you are able to assess will appear
Select / SearchSchool
Select and Click onSchool
Click on Add Assessment
SelectWrestler from the drop down menu
Add new wrestler if not in the drop down menu / assessor and coach can import roster from previous year. Refer to video.
Calculations: FinalCalculations – Click next wrestler or finish
Click on Finish when completing all assessments – Suggested to hit close to review assessments before committing
Review assessments and then click on confirm – Red clock means pending – If there is an error, click on the wrestler’s name to edit the assessment prior to confirming.
Access from roster or alpha master report – Click on Scale Icon
The NWCA will be partnering with a gold standard nutrition program in the very near future for the student-athletes