Why is POWERADE creating a POWERSCORE?
Consumers across the country have helped POWERADE win, by buying and consuming POWERADE more than any other sports drink*. In 2017 we wanted to give our consumers across the country the opportunity to win as well. Developed in conjunction with our sporting partner NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS); we have created a one-number score, derived from the results of four industry-standard, validated tests to help them compare, compete and win. Be it against our champions, their mates, or the country, the POWERADE POWERSCORE gives them a unique benchmark to rank their own athletic performance.
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What is POWERADE ION4?
POWERADE ION4, the No.1 electrolyte sports drink*, contains four electrolytes - Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium - and is designed to be in balance with your body’s fluids to give you fast hydration and energy when you need it most. For those who train hard and push their body to the limits, sports drinks can be a key component of their training session. Water sometimes isn’t enough when you are playing intensive or endurance sport. Your body needs more.
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Who should drink Powerade ION4?
Powerade ION4 is designed specifically for ‘Born Sportsmen’ – that is people who like to train hard, doing prolonged or intense exercise.
For more information on our products, hydration and training tips or our sports partners visit our website on www.powerade.com.au/
What is the POWERSCORE?
The POWERADE “Powerscore” is a one-number score derived from the results of four industry-standard, validated tests that measure an athlete’s Acceleration, Speed, Power, Agility and Endurance. This Powerscore measurement enables participants to compare themselves against their mates or elite athletes.
How is the POWERSCORE calculated?
The Powerscore is broken down into four athletic tests that measure an athlete’s acceleration, speed, agility, power and endurance capacity.
The athlete’s score for each test will be compared against a benchmark score and given a mark out of 250 points.
The four test scores (out of 250 points) will be added together to give the athlete a POWERSCORE out of 1000 points.
What are the tests involved and how are they measured?
The POWERSCORE tests are:
Speed – 40m sprint test, recorded as time and given a measurement in velocity (metres per second - m/s)
Agility – 20m L run agility test, recorded as time and given a measurement in velocity (metres per second - m/s)
Power - Vertical Jump test, measured in centimetres
Endurance - Beep test or 20m multistage fitness test, recorded as a beep test score and given a measurement of the volume of oxygen they consumed, or VO2 (ml/kg/min)
Is the POWERSCORE verified by any athletic institution?
Yes, the POWERSCORE was developed in conjunction with the NSW Institute of Sport and was designed so participants can compare themselves against their mates and elite athletes on these selected performance measures.
These physical tests are also widely utilised by professional sports, including the NRL, Rugby Union, Football, Aussie Rules and Olympic team sports.
Where do the benchmark scores come from?
The benchmark figures were provided by the NSW Institute of Sport.
Powerscore test measurement
VO2max = 66.4 ml/kg/min
What happens if I get a better score than the benchmark score?
If your test score is better than the benchmark score above you will receive the maximum 250 point score for that test.
How will you know if someone does not enter an accurate value on their POWERSCORE at home test scores?
Powerade will monitor Powerscores being entered at home and will make a determination if those test scores and the Powerscore are valid. Powerade has the right to disqualify any Powerscore entry made at home or at a qualifying event.
What does Velocity represent?
Velocity is the measurement of distance covered in metres divided by the time taken in seconds and is normally expressed X.XX m/sec or m/s. The fastest sprint athletes in the world will hit peak velocities above 12 m/s
What is VO2Max?
VO2max is the maximum capacity of the body to use oxygen and represents a measure of endurance capacity. It is measured either in litres per minute (l/min) to get an absolute maximum or this value is divided by bodyweight to get a relative maximum value and is expressed millilitres per kilogram per minute (ml/kg/min). World class endurance athletes can have a VO2max greater than 85 ml/kg/min.
How is your vertical jump score a measurement for Power?
Power is calculated from the formula Power = Force times Distance divided by Time (P=f*d/t). There is a known relationship between the instantaneous power you can generate (per kilogram of your weight) and the height you can jump. Measuring the vertical jump gives us an estimate of that power. Peak jump heights of more than 100 cm have been recorded.
How do I get a POWERSCORE?
You can get a POWERSCORE either by taking the tests at one of the qualifying events in QLD or NSW. See the Qualifying Events page of this website for more details.
Or you can get your POWERSCORE by completing the tests at home and submitting them on this website.
Can both males and females enter the POWERSCORE?
Yes. Powerade encourage both males and females to participate in the POWERSCORE to compare themselves against their mates and elite athletes from around Australia, and to qualify for the POWERSCORE Final events in QLD and NSW.
Can I take the POWERSCORE tests more than once?
When completing the individual POWERSCORE tests at home, you may take them as many times as you like to get your best score.
You can also re-enter your POWERSCORE on your online profile.
If I live in a state outside of NSW and QLD, which POWERSCORE Final event do I qualify for?
Qualifying entries for the POWERSCORE QLD Final will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 29th May 2017. At that point the top 250 POWERSCORE athletes who entered at an official POWERSCORE Qualifying event in QLD will be invited to attend the POWERSCORE QLD Final. An additional 50 athletes who entered via the ‘at home’ qualification method online will also be invited to attend the POWERSCORE QLD Final.
Any athlete that participated at the POWERSCORE QLD Final event is not eligible to qualify for the POWERSCORE NSW Final.
QLD participants who entered at an official POWERSCORE Qualifying event in QLD, are not eligible to qualify for the POWERSCORE NSW Final, unless they attend at POWERSCORE Qualifying event in NSW.
Any athletes from QLD that enters via the ‘at home’ qualification method online, after the POWERSCORE QLD Final, is eligible to qualify for the POWERSCORE NSW Final, as long as they did not attend the POWERSCORE QLD Final.
Qualifying entries for the POWERSCORE NSW Final will close approximately two weeks prior to the POWERSCORE NSW Final (exact date is TBD). At that point, the top 250 POWERSCORE athletes who entered at an official POWERSCORE Qualifying event in NSW will be invited to attend the POWERSCORE NSW Final. An additional 50 athletes who entered via the ‘at home’ qualification method online will also be invited to attend the POWERSCORE NSW Final.
Do Powerade cover my travel costs to attend a POWERSCORE Final event?
Powerade will not cover any travel costs or costs associated with attending the POWERSCORE Qualifying or Final events in QLD or NSW.
Can I bring a friends or family to watch me compete in the POWERSCORE Final event?
Yes, Powerade very much encourages you to bring friends and family to the POWERSCORE Final event should you qualify.
Powerade will not cover any travel costs or costs associated with attending the POWERSCORE Final events in QLD or NSW.
Does it cost anything to attend a POWERSCORE Final event as a spectator?
No, entry to view the POWERSCORE Final events in QLD and NSW are free.
Do I need to be a member of a sporting club/association to compete for a POWERSCORE?
No, anyone can participate in a POWERSCORE Qualifying event or through the at home testing. Powerade do recommend that all participants be in good health and consult their doctor before starting the tests, particular the beep test as this is a very strenuous physical test. Please refer to the conditions of entry for more information.
Can I qualify for the POWERSCORE Finals if I have not completed all 4 tests?
No. To qualify for a POWERSCORE Final event, the participant must complete all 4 POWERSCORE tests.
How do I know if I've qualified for a POWERSCORE event?
The POWERSCORE online leader board will show participants who are in the top bracket of qualification for the POWERSCORE Final events in QLD or NSW.
Once the POWERSCORE athletes have been chosen for a POWERSCORE Finals event, they will be contact via email. The athlete will be required to respond to the email expressing their ability to attend the POWERSCORE Final within 48 hours upon that email being sent from Powerade.
How does a ‘qualifying event’ differ from a ‘finals event’?
The Qualifying events will take athletes through the same four POWERSCORE tests in a controlled environment by trained POWERSCORE staff members. The POWERSCORES’ athletes receive at a qualifying event will be sent to the POWERSCORE website as their official entry.
Who is conducting the tests?
Trained POWERSCORE staff will be facilitating the POWERSCORE qualifying events. Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) & NSWIS staff and POWERSCORE staff will be facilitating the POWERSCORE Final events in QLD and NSW.
What if I get injured during a POWERSCORE event?
All POWERSCORE qualifying and final event participants are required to sign the POWERSCORE participation waiver confirming that they are in good health before participating in the testing.
First aid officers will be onsite at the POWERSCORE Final events in case of serious injuries.
Powerade also encourage all POWERSCORE athletes to warm up effectively before training and participating in the POWERSCORE qualifying or final events.
Information and tips on how to train for the POWERSCORE tests can be found on the POWERSCORE website.
How quickly do I receive my POWERSCORE?
Once completed all four tests at a POWERSCORE Qualifier event or at home, your overall POWERSCORE will be posted onto the POWERSCORE online Leaderboard within 24-48 hours.
At the POWERSCORE Finals event, your POWERSCORE will appear on the big screen within 5 minutes of completing the last test.