Objectives The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of fatigue on repeated reactive agility performance, explosive strength and movement frequency in amateur soccer players. Methods Fifteen amateur soccer players (mean age = 23.5 ± 2.5 years; mean weight = 71.2 ± 5.8 kg; mean height = 178.7 ± 6 cm) completed a repeated reactive agility test in which they had to run short routes with changes of direction while reacting to a series of light stimuli. The test consisted of five blocks, and each block comprised five short (≈5 s) running tests. Counter-movement jump height and maximal foot tapping count (completed in 3 s) were measured after each reactive agility block. Results There were significant differences between test times in the reactive agility blocks and tapping counts measured after the five reactive agility blocks (P < 0.05), but the results did not show a clear trend among these variables. Non-significant differences were found between counter-movement jump heights measured after the five reactive agility blocks. Non-significant correlations were also observed between counter-movement jump height, foot tapping count and variables measured in the repeated reactive agility test. Conclusion The findings of this study emphasize the complexity of reactive agility and the role of cognitive factors in reactive agility performance. The study also highlights the difficulties of assessing repeated reactive agility performance and provides suggestions for future repeated reactive agility testing.
|Translated title of the contribution||Assessment of repeated reactive agility performance in amateur soccer players|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Science and Sports|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 2017|
- Repeated reactive agility
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine