Effects of Proprioceptive Training on Agility Performance in Male Football Players
Background and Purpose: Football is a high intensity intermittent sport which requires the successful and effective execution of the technical skill like agility, change of direction, acceleration, deceleration, sudden stops and shots largely depends on the football players’ ability to control their balance and to adapt better and faster to their ever changing bodily postures and positions in the pitch. So to maximize the football performance the possible strategy could be proprioceptive training. Hence, the purpose of this research was to see the effects of proprioceptive training on agility performance in male football players.
Method: 90 football players participated were randomly selected and divided in two groups, experimental (n=45) and control group (n=45). Experimental group underwent Proprioceptive training on bosu ball with their regular football training program and control group underwent regular football training program. Athletes were trained for 3 times a week for 6 weeks. Agility assessment at pre and post intervention was done for all subjects using T-agility test.
Results: The results revealed a significant differences in comparison between pre and post agility for experimental group with p-value 0.000 (< 0.05) and insignificant difference for control group with p-value 0.220 (> 0.05).
Conclusion: Proprioceptive training was effective in decreasing the agility time in male football players.
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