2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part O
Impact of ladder training on the agility performance of footballers
AUTHOR(S): Robin KV and Dr. YC Louis Raj
As per the reviewed literature that the implementation of ladder drills on a training program are one of the methods used to improve the agility performance. However, to date, no study was carry out to determine the effectiveness of ladder drills training only in increasing agility performance. Thus, the purpose of this study was to find out the effects of ladder drills training among football players of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit. Thirty students of football players of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (N = 30) with mean age (M = 21.20 ± 1.16) years, their height (M = 168.13 ± 8.27) cm and weight (M = 61.70 ± 9.55) kg were recruited by using the method of purposive sampling. They were randomly assigned to ladder drills training group (N = 15) and the control group (N = 15). The ladder drills training group underwent 4 weeks of training session (15-50 min/day, 3 days/week). The agility performance was measured with agility t-test where the result were taken and recorded twice. The results had shown that ladder drills training induced significant improvement (t = 15.33, df = 14, p < .05) on agility t-test. There were significant differences of the agility performance between the experimental group and the control group (t = 4.74, df = 28, p < .05) during post-test. The results revealed that the ladder drills training is a feasible method to enhance the agility performance.
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How to cite this article:
Robin KV, Dr. YC Louis Raj. Impact of ladder training on the agility performance of footballers. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):779-781.