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Agility testing in amateur soccer: A pilot study of selected physical and perceptual-cognitive contributions

Altmann, Stefan 1; Neumann, Rainer 1; Härtel, Sascha; Kurz, Gunther 1; Stein, Thorsten 1; Woll, Alexander ORCID iD icon 1,2
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Fakultät für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (GEISTSOZ), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships of physical and perceptual-cognitive factors with agility performance in amateur soccer players. Fifteen male amateur soccer players (age, 24.5 ± 1.9 years) completed a linear-sprint test with splits at 5 m, 10 m, and 30 m, a change-of-direction test of 12 m with 2 pre-planned directional changes of 45° at 2 m and 7 m, and a soccer-specific agility test with same movement pattern as the change-of-direction test but with the inclusion of a human stimulus performing passing movements. Additionally, the perceptual-cognitive deficit (agility performance minus change-of-direction performance) was calculated. In relation to agility performance, linear-sprint performance showed large relationships, which were higher with increasing sprint distance (5 m, r = 0.57; 10 m, r = 0.59; 30 m, r = 0.69), change-of-direction performance a very large relationship (r = 0.77), and the perceptual-cognitive deficit a large relationship (r = 0.55). The findings of this study highlight the relatively high contribution of both physical (i.e., linear-sprint and change-of-direction performance) and perceptual-cognitive factors (i.e., perceptual-cognitive deficit) in relation to soccer-specific agility performance at an amateur level. ... mehr


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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000135688
Veröffentlicht am 22.07.2021
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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253819
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1932-6203
KITopen-ID: 1000135688
Erschienen in PLoS ONE
Verlag Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Band 16
Heft 6 June
Seiten e0253819
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