The Nike SPARQ uses tests that require many attributes from an athlete, including speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness. These five different categories have certain tests to determine the players skill and ability in each.
Although tests can vary during the Nike SPARQ, some are used as common testing procedures to determine where an athlete stands. Among the common tests are the 40-yard dash, the agility shuttle and the vertical jump. All tests that players partake in are aimed at determining the individual's abilities when it comes to skills that would directly be needed to be successful in the game of football.