Publication Date

2000

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education

LCSH

Anaerobiosis||Soccer--Ability testing--Illinois||Soccer--Physiological aspects

Abstract

The purposes o f this study were to (a) examine the reliability and concurrent validity of a field anaerobic speed test (FAST) as a measure of anaerobic work capacity for male and female collegiate and semi-professional/professional soccer field players; (b) examine the reliability of the Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAT) and the Cunningham and Faulkner anaerobic speed test (AST); (c) examine the concurrent validity of AST as a field test for measuring anaerobic work capacity; and (d) examine convergent validity between FAST and AST. Twenty-six participants (M=13, F=13; age 20.4 ± 2.0 yr; height = 172.1 ± 8.2 cm; weight = 70.7 ± 10.8 kg) from various soccer programs in Illinois participated in this study. Each participant took part in three trials, a practice day, and two test days (T1 and T2). Each trial was separated at least 48 hours but no more than 7 days. A one-way repeated measures ANOVA was used to determine the intraclass reliability coefficients (WAT = .83 for W and .70 for W*kg_1 for average o f two trials; AST = .97 for single measure; FAST = .96 for single measure). A dependent t test revealed that there was no significant difference between Ti and T2 for each test (WAT = 425.1 vs. 421.6 W a n d 5.97 vs. 5.98 W -k g '1; AST = 41.9 vs. 41.4 s; FAST = 56.0 vs. 55.8s). Pearson Product Moment Correlations determined the concurrent validity coefficients, which were then corrected for attenuation (FAST vs. WAT (W) = -0.91 and vs. WAT (W»kg_1) = -0.73; AST vs. WAT (W) = .83 and vs. WAT (W - k g 1) = .75). The convergent validity coefficient between FAST and AST equaled -0.88. Although the WAT was found to be only moderately reliable for this participant pool, the results o f this study indicated that the FAST was a reliable and valid measure o f anaerobic work capacity. AST also demonstrated acceptable reliability and validity. Finally, FAST demonstrated acceptable convergent validity with AST. It was concluded that the AST can be used as an alternate non-criterion laboratory test and the FAST as a field test for determining anaerobic work capacity of soccer players.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [38]-42; [69]-72)

Extent

76 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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