New Testing Methods Identify and Develop Elite Talent
Traditional player testing models rank players based on their ability to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. However, real game scenarios introduce unpredictability and pressure, forcing reactions that cannot be simulated with this simplistic approach to evaluation.
Elite players don’t just move from point A to point B with speed. They create space with speed and manage the inches between those two points.
the Patented intelligent pep gear
The PEP Intelligent Reactive Countering™ Training (R.C.T.) Gear is a major advancement in Hockey Testing.
Consistent, performance proven testing protocols have been developed to acquire data of real game situational skills that have never been captured before. No hockey company in the world has the testing capabilities like the Intelligent R.C.T. Gear.
measure in inches: One Intelligent R.C.T. Gear has 17 player/puck tracking sensors as well as additional tracking sensors on 9 various passing angles (up to 3 sequential).
Traditional Testing lacks
Cognitive elements are a key part of the game that require response actions. Having the ability to make quick decisions and execute multiple skills simultaneously is one of many performance predictors identified by Reactive Countering™ Testing.
Below: Traditional 30m dash with a starting gate and 2 data points
Traditional 30m dash with a starting gate and Only 2-3 data points
Testing for the modern game
Reactive Countering™ Speed
(ONE OF 7- R.C.T. TESTS)
Evaluating multiple skills Simultaneously
Reactive Countering™ Speed test measures the players ability to react to the Intelligent R.C.T. Gear as fast as possible, while simultaneously countering multiple reaction and puck placement points.
This allows the PEP certified trainer to identify the individual factors that are limiting the performance of the player and implement the appropriate training curriculum to assist the player’s development goals.
Reactive Countering™ testing methods are being used to identify and develop the next generation of elite hockey talent.
A predictor of Real game performance
All Reactive Countering™ tests capture Reactive Puck Placement skills.
In a variety of R.C.T. circuits, the player sprints, having to execute “moving the puck to space” in response to R.C.T. GEAR point of reference. Its critical to move the puck on the appropriate angle while maintaining speed and maximizing edge control through multi-directional R.C.T. GEAR lanes.
17 Sensors track Reactive Puck Placement angle and speed on up to 9 passing angles.
Measure a player’s ability to create separation
Evasive Skating circuits simulate real game pressure.
Simulate game pressure
The player must maintain speed while performing multi-directional edge control movements and puck placement actions through 3 sequential R.C.T. Gear stick lanes.
These actions include anticipation and decision-making elements in response to a lack of time & space and puck placement requirements.
This is a key predictor of a player’s ability to create separation through active hands and evasive skating.
Unique Data Collection
Testing a player’s performance must be as specific to the game demands as possible and PEP’s Reactive Countering™ tests are doing just that by evaluating real movements essential for real game situations
PEP’s innovative testing protocol and Intelligent R.C.T. Gear mark the reaction times and movement speed of the player via inches.
The Intelligent R.C.T. GEAR is the first training/testing equipment of its kind to collect up to 80 performance-data points in a Patented sequence. (Current testing companies gather only 2-3 data points without collecting sequential data).