Coach Education: The Relationship between Lower Extremity Flexibility and Vertical Jump Performance in Soccer

Keywords: Soccer, Flexibility, Vertical Jump

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between lower extremity flexibility values and vertical jump performance of elite soccer players. Twenty-six young elite male soccer players voluntarily participated in the study. Age, height, and weight of the participants were determined as descriptive statistics. Lower extremity flexibility (.=ROM) test and vertical jump (counter movement jump=CMJ) performance determination test were applied to the participants. A goniometer was used for lower extremity flexibility measurement and My Jump 2 application, which has proven its validity and reliability, was used for CMJ performances. Descriptive characteristics of the participants included in the study were mean age: 16.23 ±.51 years, height: 172.96 ±7.56 cm, body weight: 63,15±7,69 kg. The mean values of CMJ performance of the participants were: 37,54±5,51; the mean value of lower extremity flexibility angles (ROM) was 115±4,99°. According to the data obtained, a statistically significant relationship was observed between ROM and CMJ performance characteristics of elite soccer players (p=.008) (p<0.05). According to the results obtained, a significant relationship was found between ROM and CMJ performances of soccer players. It can be said that teaching the importance of flexibility exercises to soccer players in soccer training programs and including them in training programs will positively affect the sudden power output performances of soccer players such as jumping.

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2024-06-01
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Seyhan, S. (2024). Coach Education: The Relationship between Lower Extremity Flexibility and Vertical Jump Performance in Soccer. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 12(3), 56-60. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v12i3.7381
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