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Reliability and validity of field-based fitness tests in youth soccer players

Citation
Dugdale JH, Arthur CA, Sanders D & Hunter AM (2019) Reliability and validity of field-based fitness tests in youth soccer players. European Journal of Sport Science, 19 (6), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2018.1556739

Abstract
This study aimed to establish between-day reliability and validity of commonly used field-based fitness tests in youth soccer players of varied age and playing standards, and to discriminate between players without ("unidentified") or with ("identified") a direct route to professional football through their existing club pathway. Three-hundred-and-seventy-three Scottish youth soccer players (U11–U17) from three different playing standards (amateur, development, performance) completed a battery of commonly used generic field-based fitness tests (grip dynamometry, standing broad jump, countermovement vertical jump, 505 (505COD) and T-Drill (T-Test) change of direction and 10/20 m sprint tests) on two separate occasions within 7–14 days. The majority of field-based fitness tests selected within this study proved to be reliable measures of physical performance (ICC = 0.83–0.97; p 

Keywords
Selection; performance; discriminate; profiling; adolescent; development

Journal
European Journal of Sport Science: Volume 19, Issue 6

StatusPublished
Author(s)Dugdale, James H; Arthur, Calum A; Sanders, Dajo; Hunter, Angus M
Publication date01/06/2019
Publication date online27/12/2018
Date accepted by journal29/11/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28489
ISSN1746-1391
eISSN1536-7290
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