Agility assessment in female futsal and soccer players
Material and methods. Sixty-six female players belonging to Italian teams of regional level were recruited to the study. The experimental apparatus consisted of four lighted spherical visual stimuli connected to a computer able to randomly generate three different sequences. Differences between RVS-T and PVS-T performances were calculated to evaluate the decision-making time (DMT) of players.
Results. The intraclass reliability coeffi cient for RVS-T was 0.80. Significant (P<0.05) differences emerged only for RVS-T (futsal, 17.3±0.5 s; soccer, 18.8±1.1 s) and DMT (futsal, 2.6±0.6 s; soccer, 4.1±1.2 s), whereas similar performances between groups resulted for PVS-T (futsal, 14.7±0.6 s; soccer, 14.6±0.6 s).
Conclusions. The RVS-T proved to be a reliable tool to evaluate agility in field conditions. Futsal players showed better RVS-T and DMT performances with respect to soccer counterparts, probably due to the higher velocity of actions and faster decision-making of their sport. The lack of difference in PVS-T performances confi rms the importance to evaluate agility capabilities of players in both planned and reactive conditions.
Benvenuti, C.; Minganti, C.; Condello, G.; Capranica, L.; Tessitore, A. Agility assessment in female futsal and soccer players. Medicina 2010, 46, 415.
Benvenuti C, Minganti C, Condello G, Capranica L, Tessitore A. Agility assessment in female futsal and soccer players. Medicina. 2010; 46(6):415.Chicago/Turabian Style
Benvenuti, Cinzia; Minganti, Carlo; Condello, Giancarlo; Capranica, Laura; Tessitore, Antonio. 2010. "Agility assessment in female futsal and soccer players." Medicina 46, no. 6: 415.