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Influence of Body Composition Parameters on Agility in Female Football Professional Players

Published Online: 17 Mar 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 29 (2022) - Issue 1 (March 2022)
Page range: 25 - 29
Received: 08 Jun 2021
Accepted: 08 Jan 2022
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2082-8799
First Published
16 May 2011
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Introduction. Modern football game places a large number of requirements for numerous physiological and motor abilities because athletes must show high aerobic and anaerobic fitness, ability to run, jump, change direction and improve specific sports skills, such as dribbling, feints and goal shots. The speed of change of direction is a physical component of agility, which includes technique, strength and the ability to effectively slow down or speed up your running. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of body composition parameters on agility in professional female football players who compete in the highest rank of competition. We hypothesized that body composition values have an impact on specific motor skills, agility. Material and methods. The sample of respondents consisted of female football players who compete in the highest rank of the competition, the Serbian Super League. The total number of respondents included in the research was 20 football players (age 20.15 ± 4, body height 168.57 ± 8.55 cm, body weight 61.03 ± 6.08 kg). Results. The results of the research showed that body composition of football players can affect the results of the speed of change of direction. Muscle mass, both in absolute and relative values, individually contributes the most and influences the results in agility tests. Conclusions. Coaches and players need to pay attention to the values of their body composition in order to have better results in specific motor abilities.

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