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Evaluation of the Pre-Planned and Non-Planed Agility Performance: Comparison between Individual and Team Sports

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Department of Track and Field, University School of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Ul. Paderewskiego 35, 51-612 Wrocław, Poland
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Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana, Gortanova ul. 22, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(3), 975; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17030975
Received: 3 January 2020 / Revised: 31 January 2020 / Accepted: 1 February 2020 / Published: 4 February 2020
This study assessed differences in agility performance between athletes of team and individual sports by assessing change-of-direction speed (CODS) as pre-planned agility and reactive agility (RA) as non-planed in different spatial configurations. The study involved 36 individual (sprint, hurdles, jumping, tennis, and judo) and 34 team (soccer, basketball, and handball) athletes. CODS and RA were measured with a light-based reactive training system in a frontal (FR), universal (UN), semicircular (SC), and lateral (LA) design. Lower limb power and sprint performance were also measured in a 10 m single leg jump test and 15 m sprint. Individual athletes showed significantly better performance in three of the eight agility tests: LA-RA, UN-RA, and SC-CODS (p < 0.008, p < 0.036, and p < 0.027, respectively) and were found to present stronger correlations (p < 0.01) between jump test performance and the CODS condition. Team athletes showed stronger associations between sprint performance and the CODS condition. In the RA condition both jump and sprint performance showed stronger correlations in the group of individual athletes. Agility performance as measured by CODS and RA should improve with enhanced of motor proficiency. Finally, the tests applied in this experiment seem to be multidimensional, but require spatio-temporal adjustment for their implementation, so that they meet the requirements of the particular sport. View Full-Text
Keywords: agility; reaction time; CODS; testing; athletic performance; cognition agility; reaction time; CODS; testing; athletic performance; cognition
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Mackala, K.; Vodičar, J.; Žvan, M.; Križaj, J.; Stodolka, J.; Rauter, S.; Čoh, M. Evaluation of the Pre-Planned and Non-Planed Agility Performance: Comparison between Individual and Team Sports. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 975. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17030975

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Mackala K, Vodičar J, Žvan M, Križaj J, Stodolka J, Rauter S, Čoh M. Evaluation of the Pre-Planned and Non-Planed Agility Performance: Comparison between Individual and Team Sports. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(3):975. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17030975

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Mackala, Krzysztof, Janez Vodičar, Milan Žvan, Jožef Križaj, Jacek Stodolka, Samo Rauter, and Milan Čoh. 2020. "Evaluation of the Pre-Planned and Non-Planed Agility Performance: Comparison between Individual and Team Sports" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 3: 975. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17030975

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