The effect of core stabilization training versus balance training on agility in young soccer players
Corresponding Author(s) : Dr.Pritesh Yeole
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 9 No. 3 (2021): 2021 Volume - 9 Issue - 3
Balance training uses task-specific neural adaptations at the spinal and supraspinal levels. It suppresses spinal reflex excitability such as the muscle stretch reflex during postural tasks, which leads to less destabilizing movements and improved balance as required in sports during the activities such as running, jumping, changing direction. The core training improves agility due to better motor recruitment, better neural recruitment, or better neural adaptation. Due to enhanced core stability players are able to apply force more efficiently when running and jumping, generate more power when kicking a ball, and stand up better when being tackled.
To compare the effect of Core stabilization training and Balance training on agility in young soccer players.
In this comparative study, 30 young male soccer players who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were recruited from Nashik united sports academy. Subjects were then divided into two groups- Group A –Core Stabilization training and Group B – Balance Training. First of all, pre – agility tests were recorded in each subject. Then the training was given for next 6 weeks, thrice a week, 35 minutes/session. After 6 weeks, post-agility test was recorded.
‘p’ values were found significant for paired t tests (<0.0005) and non-significant for unpaired t tests Hexagonal agility test (P value 0.3612), T- Agility test (P value 0.0614) and Pro – Agility Test (P value 0.0208).
The study concluded that 6-week program of Core stabilization training and Balance training is equally effective in improving agility in young soccer players.
However, the pro-agility test data suggests core stabilization training is more effective than balance training in improving agility in young soccer players.
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