agility and power assessments in elite academy footballers Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Poster)Item Status:Live ArchiveAbstractPurpose: Fitness testing is coach outlet purses violet a visible part of many youth and senior football programs (Pyne et al. 2014). A high priority is given to physical assessments that relate to the demands of match performance (Rampinini et al. 2007). However somewhat surprisingly, the reproducibility of common assessments using elite football cohorts are not widely reported in the literature (Pyne et al. 2014). Field test assessments of speed, agility and power not only provide an indicator of sport specific power producing ability but can also be used for diagnostic purposes to identify whether an athlete is suffering from fatigue, functional / non functional overreaching or overtraining (Meeusen et al. 2013). The purpose of this study was to ascertain the reproducibility of testing protocols used to monitor speed, agility and power capabilities within elite academy footballers.Methods: Ten male apprentice professional football players (mean SD: age = 17.1 0.7 years, stature = 1.83 0.09 m, mass: 77.8 8.2 kg) participated in the study. All participants completed three separate identical trials with a day's recovery interspersed between each trial. Each trial consisted of the following assessments; a countermovement jump test (CMJ), a seated medicine ball throw coach outlet handbags 777 test (Throw), a 40 m run sprint test (40 m), which incorporated a 0 10 m assessed phase (10 m) and coach outlet locations tennessee the arrowhead agility test (Agility).Results: Findings from One way ANOVA tests indicated that performance was unchanged across the three trials for all assessments (P > 0.05). Mean typical error as a percentage (TE %) [90 % confidence intervals (CI)] across the assessments indicated highly acceptable reproducibility; CMJ = 3.2% (2.5 4.7), Throw = 1.4% (1.0 2.0). 10 m = 1.6% (1.3 2.4), 40m = 1.4% (1.1 2.0), Agility = 0.9% (0.7 1.3).Conclusion: Elite academy footballers coach outlet arundel mills were found to have consistent performance for assessments of speed, agility and power across three trials.
Typical error was found to be low for all assessments indicating a high level of reproducibility across repeated trials (Hopkins et al. 2001). Therefore, these assessments can be confidently used in the physical fitness monitoring of elite academy footballers.
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