Year of Publication

2013

Date of Thesis

05-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Exercise and Sport Sciences

Subject Categories

Motor ability; Exercise tests; Soccer -- Physiological aspects

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if female soccer player balance, reactive agility, and core strength were related to soccer performance in skill tests and in coach appraisal. Fourteen subjects (n = 14), between the ages of 19 and 22 years, that had played or were current members of a Division III Varsity soccer team completed a series of three balance tests, a reactive agility test, a speed test, two core strength tests, and two soccer skill tests. The results indicated that balance on the right foot, as measured by the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) was strongly related to player performance indicated by the coach ranking and individual scoring of each performance component.

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