Complete Athlete Screening Protocol

Complete Athlete Screening Protocol


The complete pre-training assessment protocol of Baseball Brains!  Everything you need to perform an exhaustive movement and strength assessment on any athlete.  This document includes what tests we perform, why we perform them, and what the results mean so that you can improve them.  For best results, use with the “50 Best Corrective Exercises and Stretches” eBook (Buy as a bundle here Members get this eBook for 50% off!


This product can be bought in a bundle with the "50 Best Corrective Exercises and Stretches eBook" by clicking here.

Testing For Athletes Prior To Baseball Specific Performance Development


The Baseball Brains Athlete Screening Protocol

This document serves as a guideline for all trainers, coaches, and athletes in the Baseball Brains family. It is meant to provide clear protocols for evaluating the health and overall fitness of an athlete. While it doesn't need to be followed 100% in order to be effective, the tests and evaluations that we've chosen to include in this manual were handpicked for their effectiveness and usefulness in training high level athletes.

We did not invent these exercises or evaluations, though the way they are used and presented here is unique to our system. The resources that Baseball Brains used to create this screening process are listed at the end of this document.

It's very important to note that athletes will present in many different ways, and there is no one right way to treat them all. While we have tried to include the reasons for the tests as well as what the results from each test may indicate, it is not always the case for every athlete. Whenever there is doubt about pain or failed tests, we recommend consulting a medical professional or referring the athlete to one.

Health is the number one priority in our system, which is why this protocol is the very first one an athlete goes through when they sign up to train in the Baseball Brains system. Many athletes have limitations that they don't even know about, and it's our experience that cleaning those up raises an athlete's ceiling much faster than jumping right into sport specific training.

If you have any questions about any of the material, please email

Your purchase of this eBook entitles you to the following services as well:

-You can send us the completed scoresheet for any athlete who has performed the assessment, and we'll send back our recommendations for corrective exercises and stretches. This requires that you have also purchased the “50 Best Corrective Exercises” eBook, as we will use that as a reference for our recommendations. If you have not or cannot purchase that eBook, let us know and we will help you in another way if possible. We do this free of charge.

-Send us video of any test being performed if you have questions about it and we'll tell you if you're doing it right and what we think the score may be. This is also free.

-We will perform discounted video analysis for the “mechanics screen” portion of the protocol, contact us for details at


How To Use This Guide:

1. Read through the entire protocol before you start. Contact Baseball Brains if you have any questions at

2. Read through the scoresheet at the end of this document, again contact us if any of the scoring is unclear

3. Perform this Athlete Screening Protocol with an athlete, scoring each test or writing notes for it on the scoresheet

4. With final scoresheet in hand, make a note of anything the athlete scored less than 3 on, or didn't pass. For tests which require measurements, make a note of any of them which are less than optimal or indicate asymmetry.

5. Consult the “50 Best Corrective Exercises and Stretches” eBook and assign recommendations to the athlete to overcome inefficiencies or issues.

6. The tests in this manual and the exercises in the correctives eBook are color coded to indicate which exercises and stretches are designed to address the most common issues found in the test. Each exercise and stretch also has the area of focus written after its' name, such as “hip mobility”.

7. Send Baseball Brains the completed scoresheet for any athlete, and we'll help you design a plan for the athlete to work on his specific weaknesses.

8. The set of exercises and stretches which result from this process are meant to supplement a more comprehensive strength and fitness plan.
Thanks and happy training!

This product can be bought in a bundle with the "50 Best Corrective Exercises and Stretches eBook" by clicking here.

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