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Images: Analyzing athletic prowess

A Silicon Valley start-up analyzes individual athletic ability and feeds data into an interactive Web site for parents and children.
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Swimming

A Web page of Sports Potential's upcoming product for the 8-to-12 age group that illustrates the sport of swimming in a style that's appealing to children.

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Soccer

A Web page of Sports Potential's upcoming product that illustrates the sport of soccer with tips for success.

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Parents' page

A specially designed Web page allows parents to track their child's strengths and weaknesses, sport selections and practice schedules.

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Biking

A Web page of Sports Potential's upcoming product that lists the insider lingo of the sport of biking for interested kids.

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Steve Spinner

Steve Spinner, founder and CEO of Sports Potential, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based company with software that can calculate an individual's athletic ability.

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Jim Martin

Jim Martin, vice president of customer service and channel relationships at Sports Potential. Martin records all the results from individual tests and measurements into a Palm handheld. The results can then be uploaded to the Web software in real time.

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Outside facility

Outside the Palo Alto headquarters of Sports Potential, which has a testing facility inside to conduct studies and perfect its software. An enormous solar panel atop the building generates power for the facility.

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