The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) training on acceleration (5 and 20 m), change of direction speed (CODS) and reactive agility in preadolescent soccer players. Thirty-five participants (age = 10.57 ± 0.26, body mass = 36.78 ± 5.34 kg, body height = 1.42 ± 0.05 m), randomly assigned to experimental (EG, n = 20) and control groups (CG, n = 15), completed a 12-week training intervention, 2 day/week. A significant interaction was found in 5-m sprint (P < 0.05, part η2 = 0.117) and reactive agility (P < 0.01, part η2 = 0.248) between EG and CG. In both groups, 20-m sprint time improved significantly (P < 0.05, effect size = 0.3–0.4) while performance on CODS remained unchanged after 12 weeks. These findings indicated that SAQ training could positively affect cognitive skills and initial sprint acceleration through the middle childhood, offering useful guidance to soccer coaches.

Agility profile in sub-elite under-11 soccer players : is SAQ training adequate to improve sprint, change of direction speed and reactive agility performance? / A. Trecroci, Z. Milanović, A. Rossi, M. Broggi, D. Formenti, G. Alberti. - In: RESEARCH IN SPORTS MEDICINE. - ISSN 1543-8627. - 24:4(2016 Sep 03), pp. 331-340. [10.1080/15438627.2016.1228063]

Agility profile in sub-elite under-11 soccer players : is SAQ training adequate to improve sprint, change of direction speed and reactive agility performance?

A. Trecroci;A. Rossi;D. Formenti;G. Alberti
2016-09-03

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) training on acceleration (5 and 20 m), change of direction speed (CODS) and reactive agility in preadolescent soccer players. Thirty-five participants (age = 10.57 ± 0.26, body mass = 36.78 ± 5.34 kg, body height = 1.42 ± 0.05 m), randomly assigned to experimental (EG, n = 20) and control groups (CG, n = 15), completed a 12-week training intervention, 2 day/week. A significant interaction was found in 5-m sprint (P < 0.05, part η2 = 0.117) and reactive agility (P < 0.01, part η2 = 0.248) between EG and CG. In both groups, 20-m sprint time improved significantly (P < 0.05, effect size = 0.3–0.4) while performance on CODS remained unchanged after 12 weeks. These findings indicated that SAQ training could positively affect cognitive skills and initial sprint acceleration through the middle childhood, offering useful guidance to soccer coaches.
athletic performance; complex training; physical activity; planning; youth; orthopedics and sports medicine; physical therapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation
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