Normative isometric strength data for MLS & MLB

We have previously shared the power of normative data here.  Normative data immediately informs as to whether the objective data you are collecting is average, below-average, or above-average relative to the target population. How this information is then used has a wide range of applications from the strength training room to the athletic training / medical room. In many cases, normative data can inform the practitioner as to where an athlete sits from a performance and injury risk perspective and then provide updates as to whether intervention programs are changing the athlete profile appropriately.

In the case of the MLB & MLS normative data and KangaTech, this is the first time that an extensive cross-section of reliable isometric strength data has been captured. Especially for the MLB, with the unique challenges placed on the player due to the high skill of the sport, having a dataset that includes similar types of players is invaluable. For the MLS, being able to compare your athletes not only in the same league but also from the EPL in the UK, practitioners will be able to have much fuller insight into how their athletes stack up against elite competition within the same sport. In addition to understanding between limb and within-limb strength balance for a given athlete, practitioners can now compare their athlete’s strength in critical regions to a league-wide average. This additional layer of benchmarking assists coaches, performance, and medical staff in the individualization of player development programs.

If your team currently competes outside the MLB or MLS but you would like to compare your athletes to these groups please contact your Customer Success Manager.

*NOTE: Normative data for MLB is currently available for the shoulder, hip, thigh, and ankle regions. Normative data for the MLS is currently available for the hip, thigh, and ankle regions.