How to Calculate and Interpret Your Sport Score

A sport score is a quantitative measure of performance in a particular sporting discipline. In most sports, a winner is determined by scoring more points than one’s opponents in the competition. Many different methods of scoring exist, which differ from one sport to the next. Some, such as basketball and soccer, are primarily basket or net sports and only require the team to hit a ball into the opposing team’s goal, while others, such as rugby, cricket and golf have more varied scoring systems. The concept of scoring is also applicable to combat sports, which generally use a system to determine the winning team based on blows delivered or successful rounds won.

Using the Hawkin Dynamics system, an athlete’s TSA is calculated as the sum of their z-scores for a given set of tests/metric combinations and then presented as a single clean number (a scaled score or TSA). TSA can be used to holistically stack athletes up against each other or, as more commonly done in universities, to rank each individual student-athlete within the group based on their metric scores.

This article explains how to calculate and interpret your TSA, as well as the factors that can influence your score such as running style, weight and session type. The TSA is a great way to track an athlete’s performance over time, as it can be used in conjunction with other metrics such as GPS and Force Plate data to identify trends and develop a more holistic view of the athlete’s fitness.