JUGGLING TEST BATTERYJournal: The Swedish Journal of Scientific Research (SJSR) (Vol.3, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
Authors : Evangelos Bekris;
Page : 1-11
Keywords : soccer; test; skill; technical; juggling;
Juggling is considered as a basic technical skill which is often ignored by soccer coaches. It provides players with the ability to control the ball after activities such as corners, free-kicks, goal-kicks, throw-ins, and crosses. Furthermore, juggling improves their coordination and balance abilities. Due to the fact that there is not any systematic study for juggling evaluation with gradual difficulty the current research project aims to develop a battery of juggling tests with increasing difficulty. In addition the researchers include movements which are similar to the game conditions such as zig zag, jumps and various body contacts. In the current study forty four players participated, twenty two of which were experienced soccer players and twenty two were recreational athletes. The results confirmed the reliability and validity of the tests. Furthermore, it was found that the difficulty of the tests was gradually increased when the researchers added limitations regarding time, distance, and contact surfaces.
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