Relationship between body composition, Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test and vertical jump test in elite young soccer players
1Coaching Education Department, Sport Sciences Faculty, Eskişehir Technical University, Eskişehir, Turkey
2Sports Academy, Gürsu Sports Club Association, Bursa, Turkey
Keywords: Soccer, body composition, Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test, counter movement jump, squat jump
Objective: The aim of this study is to find out the relationships among body composition, Yo-Yo intermittent recovery (IR) test and vertical jump test in elite young soccer players.
Material and Methods: Eighteen healthy young male soccer players (Age: 16.5±0.3 years, height: 178.0±5.9 cm, body weight: 65.9±7.9kg,) voluntarily participated in the study. Total and regional body composition parameters of the soccer players were examined through a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) method. Vertical jump performance tests were squat jump (SJ) and active jump (AJ), and endurance performances were determined by the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery level 1 test (Yo-Yo IR1). Relationships among body composition, Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test and vertical jump test were analyzed with Pearson Correlation coefficient. Significance level was taken as ≤0.05.
Results: A statistically significant negative correlation was found between squat jump and countermovement jump (r=-0.588, r=-0.573, p<0.05), and the leg fat rate. However, there were no statistically significant relationship among squat jump, Yo-Yo IR1 and countermovement jump and other whole/regional body composition (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Changes in body composition are important issues for the physical performance level of young soccer players, as local excess body fat may cause deterioration, especially in jumping performance.
Cite this article as: Akdogan E, Olgun S. Relationship between body composition, Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test and vertical jump test in elite young soccer players. Turk J Sports Med. 2021;56(4):186-91; http://dx.doi.org/10.47447/tjsm.0537
The approval for this study was obtained from Eskişehir Technical University Health Sciences Institute Scientific Research and Publication Ethics Committee (Decision no: 16403 Date: 28.06.2019).
Concept: EA, SO; Design: EA; Supervision: EA; Materials: EA, SO; Data Collection and/or Processing: EA, SO; Analysis and Interpretation: EA, SO; Literature Review: EA, SO; Writing Manuscript: EA, SO; Critical Reviews. EA
The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to authorship and/or publication of the article.
The authors received no financial support for the research and/or publication of this article.