Title

Detecting Deficits In Change Of Direction Performance using the preplanned multidirectional Australian Football League Agility Test

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

Centre for Exercise and Sport Science Research

RAS ID

18371

Comments

This article was originally published as: Hart, N. H., Spiteri, T. , Lockie, R., Nimphius, S. , & Newton, R. (2014). Detecting deficits in change of direction performance using the preplanned multidirectional Australian football league agility test. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(12), 3552-3556. Original article available here

Abstract

The Australian Football League (AFL) agility test is a preplanned multidirectional circuit involving 5 directional changes of various magnitudes that might differently assess athletes of particular leg dominance. This study served to establish whether the AFL agility test appropriately examines athletes of differing limb dominance, while also quantifying performance deficits prevalent between limbs of Australian Footballers. Fifty-eight Australian Footballers were recruited from the Western Australian Football League (age=21.9 +/- 2.8 years; height = 183.7 +/- 5.9cm; weight = 86.4 +/- 4.7kg). Two circuits of the AFL agility test were set up in accordance with official specifications. The finish line of the second circuit was relocated to the opposite side to modify the starting direction. Footballers were randomized and counterbalanced between versions, performing 3 trials in each direction. Paired t-tests (p

DOI

10.1519/JSC.0000000000000587

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Not open access

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