Measuring of sport specific skills of football players

The Institute of Sport Science at the University of West-Hungary, and the FH-Joanneum – together with students majoring in sport science – started a collaborative international research aimed at assessing the sport-specific skills of football players. The study closely monitored football players – from leagues at different levels – in terms of choice reaction time, short and long pass skills and agility skills with and without a ball. The most modern device available, the SmartSpeed – a photoelectric stopwatch system – was used for the measurements. The data obtained by the applied internationally standardized tests can be compared in terms of players from leagues at different levels. The study occurred using correlation analysis (p<0.05), and we used linear regression to compare laterality. The hypothesis that teams playing in higher league are significantly more successful in terms of the evaluated technical parameters has not been verified in all cases. There are interesting results regarding the differences between moving to the opposite side with and without ball. The results of the Hungarian team (N=97 players) can be compared to those of the Austrian and international players.
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Subjects: soccer skill motor skill reaction speed speed flexibility test
Notations: sport games
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2016.11.Proc1.12
Published in: Journal of Human Sport & Exercise
Published: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 1Proc
Pages: 218-227
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced