Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Ali, Bin Syed

The Effectiveness Of Speed And Agility Training On The Performance Of Arrowhead Agility And Creative Speed Test Among The Sultan Idris Education University (Upsi), League Football Players

Zulakbal Abd Karim; Ramesh Ram Ramalu; Syed Kamaruzaman; Bin Syed Ali; Sylvia Jawai Gundi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 5936-5944

This research is conducted to discover the effectiveness of speed training and agility on the performance of arrowhead agility and creative speed among IPT league footballs players of the Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). The total of 18 respondents were selected from the university football league of University Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). The instruments that have been used in this research are Arrowhead Agility Test and Creative Speed Test by Jens Bangsbo & Magni Mohr (2012). The research design used is pre- test and post- test on the effect of before and after training intervention in a given period of time. Data were collected two times from the pre- test and post- test in term of the effectiveness of speed and agility training on the performance of arrowhead agility and creative speed test after 8 weeks of training intervention. Data obtained from respondents scores were analyzed using paired t-test from Statistical Package for Social Science software version 23.0. The findings of the research show that there was a significant difference (t=5.903, p<0.05) for the right leg and (t=7.771, p<0.05) for the left leg on performance of arrowhead agility test. Whereas for the creative speed test it shows significant difference of (t=4.888, p<0.05). Prior to this research it clearly indicate that the training programs conducted by the respondents in this research have positively impacted the performance of arrowhead agility and creative speed. As such, it is hoped that in the future the football coaches will emphasize the aspects of speed and agility in training to improve the performance of the players in the future.