Sprint or Endurance?
'Comparing the Physical Attributes of Endurance Runners and Sprinters using a Stem and Leaf diagram. Which are you?'
At the “South Australian Institute of Sport” they don’t believe in leaving much up to chance! From analysing physiognomy (body stats: height, weight, armspan etc.) data on past high performance and international level athletes they can draw up a rough guildeline for the necessary body mechanics required to be a world champion. Enter your own sport test results on their facebook page to see if you make it onto their talent spotting programme or take a look at their selection and identification procedures for talent spotting.
An introduction to the modern methods for collecting and using statistics to help select the sports champions of tomorrow (from the German news group, Deutschewelle):
Discussion Points and Evidence?
Do you think you are more of a sprinter or an endurance runner. Why do you think this? Do you have evidence that suggests you're more one than the other? What is this evidence?
What about if you tried to compete at a regional, state, county, national etc. level, which one do you think you'd have the best chance of success in?
Do different sports require different body types? Can you give an example of two different sports that require two very different body types? Look these sports up on youtube, do the videos of the players suggest your hypothesis is correct?
How to draw a stem and leaf diagram - using Excel
There is no sound on this video which uses statistics freely available from www.playerhistory.com: