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Effects of Neuromuscular Training on Motor Competence and Physical Performance in Young Female Volleyball Players

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Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad 21000, Serbia
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Department of Nephrology, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(5), 1755; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051755
Received: 25 February 2020 / Revised: 6 March 2020 / Accepted: 6 March 2020 / Published: 8 March 2020
Although neuromuscular training (NMT) emphasizes injury prevention training, there is little information about its effects on performance in young athletes. This study aimed to investigate the effects of eight-weeks NMT on motor competence and physical performance in 10- to 12-year-old female volleyball players. Sixty-six participants (mean ± SD; 11.05 ± 0.72 years) were randomized into either the NMT group (NTG; n = 32) or control group (CON; n = 34). Sprint on 10-m, modified T-test, plank, vertical jump, and medicine ball throw tests were used to assess the physical performance. The Körperkoordinationstest für Kinder (KTK) was used to assess the subjects’ motor competence. The NMT was performed twice a week during the first 30 min of each regularly scheduled 90-minute volleyball training. Participants in the CON group attended only their regular volleyball training. A significant group x time interaction was found for Motor Quotient KTK (MQKTK) (p < 0.001), KTK lateral jumps (p < 0.001), and KTK shifting platforms (p < 0.01). There was a significant interaction for modified T-test results (p < 0.001) and vertical jump (p = 0.04). No change was observed in both groups for plank performance (p > 0.05). The NMT promoted significant gains in motor competence and physical performance in youth female volleyball players. View Full-Text
Keywords: movement competence; skills; youth; training movement competence; skills; youth; training
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Trajković, N.; Bogataj, Š. Effects of Neuromuscular Training on Motor Competence and Physical Performance in Young Female Volleyball Players. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1755. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051755

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Trajković N, Bogataj Š. Effects of Neuromuscular Training on Motor Competence and Physical Performance in Young Female Volleyball Players. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5):1755. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051755

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Trajković, Nebojša, and Špela Bogataj. 2020. "Effects of Neuromuscular Training on Motor Competence and Physical Performance in Young Female Volleyball Players" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 5: 1755. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17051755

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