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Relationship between reaction time agility and linear speed of amateur male soccer players

Uludag Universitiy, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Bursa, Turkey
Bursa Technical University, Department of Common Courses, Bursa, Turkey
Bursa Technical University, Department of Common Courses, Bursa, Turkey
Linear speed, Agility, Reaction time, Football

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the relationship between linear speed, agility and reaction time in amateur football players. Totally 15 male amateur soccer players with an average age of 20.00 ± 1.309 (years), average height 1.78 ± 0.058 (m), bodyweight average 70.05 ± 6.300 (kg) and body mass index average 22.18 ± 1.525 (kg / m2) voluntarily participated in the research. All participants completed a test battery involving linear sprinting (10, 20, 30 m), agility test (T test) and reaction time test. Fitlight TrainerTM device was used in all experiments. Pearson correlation analysis was performed to determine the relationship between linear speed, agility and reaction time. As a result of the investigation, statistically significant positive relationships were found between the reaction time and 10 m and 20 m linear speed, between agility and 20 m and 30 m linear speed, between 10 m and 20 m linear speed and between 20 m and 30 m linear speed ( p <0.05). As a result, according to this study, it can be said that features such as linear speed, agility and reaction time are related to each other in amateur soccer players.

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How to Cite

SAHIN, S., Yildirim, Y., & YILDIRIM, D. (2020). Relationship between reaction time agility and linear speed of amateur male soccer players. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 9(2), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.34256/ijpefs2022