The Comparison of the Different Balance Performance of Soccer Players Versus Sedentary
This study aims to compare different dynamic balance ability between soccer players and sedentary. Sixteen soccer players and 18 sedentary participated in the study. Soccer players group participated soccer trainings consisting of different coordinative exercises for 3 years; the sedentary group attended a normal school program. Soccer players’ mean height was 157.81±6.63 cm, mean weight was 44.06±6.81 kg and sedentary mean height was 154.91±7.45 cm, mean weight was 43.46±7.03 kg. Informed consent form signed by the entire participant, their parents and the trainer prior to the study as required by the Helsinki declaration. Dynamic balance ability with Prokin, Y balance and Flamingo balance tests were used. Factorial ANOVA and independent samples t test was used for analyzing the results. For dynamic balance ability; bipedal perimeter length (p=0.019), area gap percentage (p=0.019) and medium speed (p=0.032); right foot perimeter length (p=0.03) and medium speed (p=0.03) values; and for Y balance; right anterior (p=0.001), left anterior (p=0.001), right posteriolateral (p=0.001), left posteriolateral (p=0.008) measurements and also for flamingo balance test both on right-left foot and eyes open-closed results (p≤0.001) are significantly different in favor of soccer players. There were no significant difference for dynamic balance bipedal-right-left forward backward axis and medium lateral axis, right foot area gap percentage, left foot perimeter length, area gap percentage and medium speed and for y balance; right-left foot posteriomedial measurements. The dynamic balance ability of soccer players was clearly different than that of sedentary. According to these results it can be concluded that the effect of extensive soccer skill practice on overall balance control.
The Comparison of the Different Balance Performance of Soccer Players Versus Sedentary, International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education.
Vol. 2, No. 3,
2017, pp. 37-43.
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