Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Diagnoses of athletic potential for the students of Arena School: A pilot study

Elvio Marcos Andrade Júnior, Ariel Arnon de Oliveira Abrahão, Rosilene Andrade Silva Rodrigues, Juliano Bortolini, Kuang Hongyu, Eveliny Barroso Silva, Carlos Alexandre Fett



The carries out the diagnosis of detection of sports talents of school children with iSports software and laboratory tests. We evaluated: 26 males and 11 females, age (13 to 18 years), lower limb strength and manual, flexibility, waist-hip ratio and body mass index. The boys did not present a correlation between the variables of the iSports tests with the laboratory tests, but the girls had (rp power = 0.64 p <0.05).The largest values in weight resulted in poorer performance in software testing. The iSports was able to identify athletic potential for football only in girls, corroborate with lab tests. Both tests can complement each other to enhance assessment of sporting talent detection.


Football; Talent; Differential diagnosis; Athletic performance


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