publication . Article . 2017

The differences in acceleration, maximal speed and agility between soccer, basketball, volleyball and handball players

Jaromír Šimonek; Pavol Horička; Ján Hianik;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2017 Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise (issn: 1988-5202, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Alicante
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Complex reaction speed, acceleration, maximum speed, speed of whole-body change of direction and agility represent the basic components of sport performance mainly in sport games and combat sports. However, contradictory findings have been reported as to the extent of the relationship between the different speed and agility components. This study comprised 117 players (soccer – 56, basketball – 17, volleyball – 20, and handball – 24) playing youth leagues U15-U17 who were assessed for 10-m sprint (acceleration), flying 30-m sprint (maximum speed), triple-jump (special explosiveness) performance, Illinois agility test (speed of whole-body change of direction) and...
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free text keywords: Speed tests, Fitro agility check, Illinois test, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Educación Física y Deportiva, Sports training, Sport games, Agility, Speed, Reaction, Sports medicine, RC1200-1245, Acceleration, Sprint, Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, Applied psychology, Jump, Psychology, Social psychology, Reaction speed
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publication . Article . 2017

The differences in acceleration, maximal speed and agility between soccer, basketball, volleyball and handball players

Jaromír Šimonek; Pavol Horička; Ján Hianik;