The Effect of Agility and Speed Training of Futsal Players Attending School of Physical Education and Sports on Aerobic Endurance
- Futsal, Futsal player, Agility, Speed, Agility training, Speed training, Aerobic endurance.
Futsal is ateam game with hibg phsical demands players. Agility, aerobic and anaerobic power outputs of the players support the success in the game. 24 male players attending the Kafkas University having played futsal in the school team for at least one year participated in the study. The players were separated into two groups, The experimental group (G1) performed sprints and circuits (agility training) of 10 m and 20 m integrated into a 30 minute training program after typical futsal training with their coach two days per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for six weeks. Additionally, on Thursdays, they participated in collective running at various paces, interval starts, and rank run exercises for aerobic endurance after typical futsal training. The control group (G2) performed their typical futsal training with their coach. The training sessions were planned so that there was at least a period of 36 hours between the two practice days. In order to determine the players’ speed capacity, 10 m-20 m speed tests, a reactive agility tests, and aerobic endurance measurement yo-yo tests were implemented. Descriptive statistics were used in the data analysis, the Mann-Whitney U test was used in comparative analysis of the groups, and the significance was taken to be p<0.05. At the end of the study, it was revealed that the agility training of futsal players attending university for six weeks had an effect on their aerobic endurance.