Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Neuromuscular Training Program

The Effectiveness Of Neuromuscular Training Program To Improve Balance Among Female Futsal Players

Ai Choo Lee; Lee Guan Tan

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 6060-6070

The ability to maintain balance is essential for almost every daily life activity. Balance is a crucial aspect for many sporting and lifestyle activities, such as preventing falls and reducing the risk of injuries. The objective of this study is to identify the effectiveness of a six weeks neuromuscular training program to improve balance among female Futsal players in Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia. The study design used was true experimental design. The purposive sampling method was utilised to recruit subjects. There were ten female Futsal players age ranging from 19 to 22 years old who fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were randomly assigned equally (N=5) into Control Group and Experimental Group. The Experimental Group undergone 18 sessions of neuromuscular training intervention in six weeks while the Control Group did not receive any intervention but continued their normal training routine. The Y-Balance Test was used to measure the dynamic balance before and after the intervention for both groups. Data was analysed using independent sample t-test and the significance level was predetermined at p<0.05 prior to study. The study finding indicated that the Experimental Group showed significant improvement on dynamic balance (p=0.004) after completing the intervention and when compared with Control Group (p=0.037) for post-intervention. The researcher suggests this program could be incorporated into the training regime for Futsal players to improve balance in hopes of reducing the risk of lower extremities injury