Special Issue "Assessment and Development of Change of Direction Speed and Agility"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Dr. Paul Jones
School of Health Sciences, University of Salford Frederick Rd, Salford M6 6PU, Greater Manchester, England,
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Interests: Assessment of muscle strength qualities for performance and injury risk assessment; Assessment and development of speed and agility; Biomechanics of sprinting and change of direction for performance and injury risk
Agility (the ability to change direction, velocity or movement in response to sports-specific stimuli) is an important quality to develop for athletes involved in field and court based sports. Agility is underpinned by an individual’s perceptual–cognitive abilities and change of direction (COD) speed, with the latter dependent on muscle strength qualities and technique. Until the last decade, the ability to assess COD speed and agility has been poorly understood. Furthermore, recent research is providing a better understanding of the physical and biomechanical requirements of COD. The aim of this Special Issue is to expand the growing body of research regarding the assessment and development of COD speed and agility, and welcomes research articles pertaining to; the assessment of both qualities, underpinning biomechanics of COD (or related phases), the role of muscle strength qualities in COD and various interventions to enhance both agility and COD speed.
Dr. Paul Jones
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- Muscle Strength Qualities
- Change of Direction Deficit
- Injury Risk