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The SCORE evaluation begins by gathering basic physical Sanford SCORE basketball measurements. Follow these instructions to accurately record the athlete's weight, height, reach and arm span. All measurements are taken with the athlete's shoes on. You will need someone to take measurements, a platform scale, a measuring tape (about 10 ft), adhesive tape and a clipboard or ruler.

Instructions

  1. Body Height

    Attach a measuring tape vertically to a wall with adhesive tape, making sure that the zero mark is even with the floor and that the measuring tape is pulled tight. The athlete stands upright with his or her heels, buttocks, shoulders and head against the wall. The athlete's feet should be flat on the floor with his or her shoes on. The athlete's head should be positioned so his or her eyes are looking straight forward. Place a clipboard or ruler across the top of the athlete's head to intersect the wall (Note: measurements are most accurate when the athlete is touching the measuring tape). Measure the height in feet and inches, to the nearest half-inch (example: 6 ft, 0.5in).

  2. Body Weight

    With shoes on, the athlete steps onto a standard platform scale. Record the weight in pounds to the nearest half-pound (example: 172.5 lbs).

  3. Maximum Reach

    Attach a measuring tape vertically to a wall with adhesive tape, making sure that the zero mark is even with the floor and that the measuring tape is pulled tight. The athlete stands flat-footed with his or her shoes on beside the wall, turned so that the arm that will be used to reach with during a vertical jump is next to the wall. The athlete extends his or her arm as high as possible, then elevates his or her shoulder to achieve a maximum reach. Measure the tip of the athlete's highest finger in feet and inches, rounding to the nearest half-inch (example: 8 ft, 2.5 in).

  4. Arm Span

    Attach a measuring tape horizontally to a wall with adhesive tape at approximately shoulder height, making sure that the measuring tape is pulled tight. (Hint: Place the zero mark of the tape measure at the corner of a wall to make the measurements easier to perform). The athlete stands flat-footed, in his or her shoes, with his or her heels, buttocks, shoulders and head against the wall. The athlete extends his or her arms fully out to the side, keeping them parallel to the floor. The athlete's fingers should be fully extended with the thumbs pointing upward. Align the fingertips of one hand with the zero mark on the tape measure. Use a clipboard or ruler to line up the fingertips of the opposite hand with a mark on the measuring tape. Measure the distance between the outstretched hands (fingertip to fingertip) in feet and inches, rounding to the nearest half-inch (example: 6 ft, 1.5 in). This concludes the Sanford SCORE basketball measurements portion of SCORE.