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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/298058
Title:
A field-test battery for elite, young soccer players.
Authors:
Hulse, M A; Morris, J G; Hawkins, R D; Hodson, A; Nevill, Alan M.; Nevill, M E
Abstract:
The validity and reliability of a battery of field-based performance tests was examined. The opinions of coaches, fitness professionals and players (n=170, 172 and 101 respectively) on the importance of performance testing were established using a questionnaire. On 2 occasions, separated by 7 days, 80 elite, young soccer players (mean±SD [and range]: age 13.2±2.6 [8.9-19.1] years; stature 1.59±0.18 m [1.32-1.91]; body mass 50.6±17.1 [26.5-88.7] kg) completed a battery of field-based tests comprised of heart rate response to a submaximal Multi-stage fitness test, 3 types of vertical jump, sprints over 10 and 20 m, and an agility test. Physical performance testing was considered important by coaches (97%), fitness professionals (94%) and players (83%). The systematic bias ratio and the random error components of the 95% ratio limits of agreement for the first and second tests, for the U9-U11 vs. U12-U14 vs. U15-U18 age groups, were [Systematic bias (*/÷ ratio limits)]: Heart rate (Level 5): 0.983 (*/÷ 1.044) vs. 0.969 (*/÷ 1.056) vs. 0.983 (*/÷ 1.055); Rocket jump: 0998 (*/÷ 1.112) vs. 0.999 (*/÷ 1.106) vs. 0.996 (*/÷ 1.093); 10 m sprint: 0.997 (*/÷ 1.038) vs. 0.994 (*/÷ 1.033) vs. 0.994 (*/÷ 1.038); Agility test: 1.010 (*/÷1.050) vs. 1.014 (*/÷1.050) vs. 1.002 (*/÷1.053). All tests, except heart rate recovery from the Multi-stage fitness test, were able to distinguish between different ability and age groups of players (p<0.05). Thus, the field-test battery demonstrated logical and construct validity, and was shown to be a reliable and objective tool for assessing elite, young soccer players.
Citation:
A field-test battery for elite, young soccer players. 2013, 34 (4):302-11 Int J Sports Med
Journal:
International journal of sports medicine
Issue Date:
Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/298058
DOI:
10.1055/s-0032-1312603
PubMed ID:
23143702
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1439-3964
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorHulse, M Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorris, J Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHawkins, R Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorHodson, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNevill, M Een_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-13T09:13:07Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-13T09:13:07Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04-
dc.identifier.citationA field-test battery for elite, young soccer players. 2013, 34 (4):302-11 Int J Sports Meden_GB
dc.identifier.issn1439-3964-
dc.identifier.pmid23143702-
dc.identifier.doi10.1055/s-0032-1312603-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/298058-
dc.description.abstractThe validity and reliability of a battery of field-based performance tests was examined. The opinions of coaches, fitness professionals and players (n=170, 172 and 101 respectively) on the importance of performance testing were established using a questionnaire. On 2 occasions, separated by 7 days, 80 elite, young soccer players (mean±SD [and range]: age 13.2±2.6 [8.9-19.1] years; stature 1.59±0.18 m [1.32-1.91]; body mass 50.6±17.1 [26.5-88.7] kg) completed a battery of field-based tests comprised of heart rate response to a submaximal Multi-stage fitness test, 3 types of vertical jump, sprints over 10 and 20 m, and an agility test. Physical performance testing was considered important by coaches (97%), fitness professionals (94%) and players (83%). The systematic bias ratio and the random error components of the 95% ratio limits of agreement for the first and second tests, for the U9-U11 vs. U12-U14 vs. U15-U18 age groups, were [Systematic bias (*/÷ ratio limits)]: Heart rate (Level 5): 0.983 (*/÷ 1.044) vs. 0.969 (*/÷ 1.056) vs. 0.983 (*/÷ 1.055); Rocket jump: 0998 (*/÷ 1.112) vs. 0.999 (*/÷ 1.106) vs. 0.996 (*/÷ 1.093); 10 m sprint: 0.997 (*/÷ 1.038) vs. 0.994 (*/÷ 1.033) vs. 0.994 (*/÷ 1.038); Agility test: 1.010 (*/÷1.050) vs. 1.014 (*/÷1.050) vs. 1.002 (*/÷1.053). All tests, except heart rate recovery from the Multi-stage fitness test, were able to distinguish between different ability and age groups of players (p<0.05). Thus, the field-test battery demonstrated logical and construct validity, and was shown to be a reliable and objective tool for assessing elite, young soccer players.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of sports medicineen_GB
dc.titleA field-test battery for elite, young soccer players.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of sports medicineen_GB

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