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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

FOOTBALL-SPECIFIC TESTS


These days most of us get ready for the new season. Here are some tests for football players’ pre-season testing. The criteria for their inclusion in the list are 1) specificity to football, 2) validity, reliability, 3) they are easy to conduct in terms of time and resources.

Evaluate
Test
Needs
Body composition, growth  
-Body fat (skinfolds)
-Height
Skinfold caliper, scales, tape
length asymmetries
-Legs length

Flexibility
Sit & reach
Specific device or ruler
Reaction time
T-Test
Photocells or stopwatch
Explosiveness
Counter-movement jump
Contact mat or force plate

Squat jump


Drop jumps

Agility
505 test
Photocells or stopwatch

Illinois test
Photocells or stopwatch

Ajax shuttle test
Photocells or stopwatch
Anaerobic power
Repetitive jumps test
Contact mat or force plate
Anaerobic lactic acid capacity
-7reps of 35m with 25sec of active recovery
-10 reps X 20m

Photocells or stopwatch
Aerobic capacity
-20m endurance shuttle run
-Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test
CD player
Leg muscle strength asymmetries
Countermovement jump
Force plate
Maturity indices (for young players)
-anthropometry
-hand and wrist X-ray


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