For improving balance Agility, Functional performance, so many research has been done in past for cricketers. For this purpose, the effectiveness of 4 week of Neuromuscular training on functional movement screen and physiological performance in adolescent cricketers is done.
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of 4 week of Neuromuscular training with Conventional strength training on the physical fitness of adolescent cricketers.
Methods: 30 adolescent cricketers were divided into Neuromuscular training group (NMT, n=15) and Conventional strength training group (CST, n=15). For the verification of Neuromuscular training response – 1. Y test= For balance 2. T test= For agility 3. FMS test= For functional performance (Functional Movement Screen) was used. The NMT group (intervention group) received a weekly 4×45 min. training session with an emphasis on movement quality, whereas the CST group (control group) was involved in regular conventional training protocol. ANALYSIS: The statistical analysis was done using SPSS software version 22 .Descriptive analysis was carried out for Age, BMI, Gender, T-Test, Y-Test and FMS was done. Paired T-test, Y-Test, FMS was used to evaluate the difference within the group for all outcome measure. 9 Independent T-Test, Y-Test, FMS was used to evaluate the difference between the groups. RESULT: At the end of 4 weeks, when compare to NMT groups and CST group. The group undergone NMT showed significant increases in Agility, Balance and Functional performance in participant compared to those undergone CST training. The agility of the cricketers was measured using T-test and there was significant improvement in the pre and post values of T-test within the group as well as between the group i.e. (pre p=0.91 and post p=.113) The balance of the cricketers was measured using Y-Test and there was significant change in the pre and post value of Y -test within the group as well as between the group in Left lower limb. (pre [p]=.000 post[p]=.953) While, there was not much significant difference in pre and post value of Y-test of Right lower limb. i.e. (pre (p)=.000, post (p)=.961. The Functional performance of the cricketers were measured using FMS (Functional Movement Screen) and there was significant change in the pre and post value within the group as well as between the group. (pre [p]=.002 post [p] =.000 CONCLUSION: Both interventions are efficient to improve physical fitness of adolescent cricketers, however NMT includes better adoptive responses to CST.