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The Functional Test for Agility Performance is a Reliable Quick Decision-Making Test for Skilled Water Polo Players.

Tucher G, de Souza Castro FA, da Silva AJ, Garrido ND - J Hum Kinet (2015)

Bottom Line: Athletes completed the Functional Test for Agility Performance in 4.15 0.47 s.The ICC value was 0.87 (95% IC = 0.80-0.92).The SEM varied between 0.24 and 0.38 s.

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Affiliation: University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, Portugal.

ABSTRACT
The reliability of the Functional Test for Agility Performance has only been evaluated in water polo players in a small group of novice athletes. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of the Functional Test for Agility Performance in skilled water polo players. Forty-two athletes (17.81 ± 3.24 years old) with a minimum of 5 years of competitive experience (7.05 ± 2.84 years) and playing at the national or international level were evaluated. The Functional Test for Agility Performance is characterized as a specific open decision-making test where a tested player moves as quickly as possible in accordance to a pass made by another player. The time spent in the test was measured by two experienced coaches. Descriptive statistics, repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA), 95% limit of agreement (LOA), intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and standard error of measurements (SEM) were used for data analysis. Athletes completed the Functional Test for Agility Performance in 4.15 0.47 s. The ICC value was 0.87 (95% IC = 0.80-0.92). The SEM varied between 0.24 and 0.38 s. The LOA was 1.20 s and the CV average considering each individual trial was 6%. The Functional Test for Agility Performance was shown to be a reliable quick decision-making test for skilled water polo players.

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Functional Test for Agility Performance (FTAP) to evaluate water polo players.Picture 1A. Start of the test - the player being tested is within the FTAP square and has one hand on a ball.Picture 1B–1C. First pass – the tested player moves to the center of the square.Picture 1D–1E. Second pass – the tested player moves where the ball has been passed and removes a ball that is floating in the arch.Picture 1F–1G. Third pass – the tested player moves where the ball has been passed again and removes a ball that is floating in the arch. The test is then completed.
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f2-jhk-46-157: Functional Test for Agility Performance (FTAP) to evaluate water polo players.Picture 1A. Start of the test - the player being tested is within the FTAP square and has one hand on a ball.Picture 1B–1C. First pass – the tested player moves to the center of the square.Picture 1D–1E. Second pass – the tested player moves where the ball has been passed and removes a ball that is floating in the arch.Picture 1F–1G. Third pass – the tested player moves where the ball has been passed again and removes a ball that is floating in the arch. The test is then completed.

Mentions: The total time to perform the test was manually measured in seconds using two sport chronometers (Professional Stopwatch Vollo Concept – model VL233, P. B. Yang Sport, China) by two experienced coaches, named evaluators A and B. The evaluator began to record the testing time from the moment when the tested player removed his hand from the ball (Picture 1A–1B). Timing was stopped when the tested player removed the second ball from the arch (Picture 1H), defining the total time for the test. The final time obtained by each evaluator for each athlete was recorded after the end of the test.


The Functional Test for Agility Performance is a Reliable Quick Decision-Making Test for Skilled Water Polo Players.

Tucher G, de Souza Castro FA, da Silva AJ, Garrido ND - J Hum Kinet (2015)

Functional Test for Agility Performance (FTAP) to evaluate water polo players.Picture 1A. Start of the test - the player being tested is within the FTAP square and has one hand on a ball.Picture 1B–1C. First pass – the tested player moves to the center of the square.Picture 1D–1E. Second pass – the tested player moves where the ball has been passed and removes a ball that is floating in the arch.Picture 1F–1G. Third pass – the tested player moves where the ball has been passed again and removes a ball that is floating in the arch. The test is then completed.
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f2-jhk-46-157: Functional Test for Agility Performance (FTAP) to evaluate water polo players.Picture 1A. Start of the test - the player being tested is within the FTAP square and has one hand on a ball.Picture 1B–1C. First pass – the tested player moves to the center of the square.Picture 1D–1E. Second pass – the tested player moves where the ball has been passed and removes a ball that is floating in the arch.Picture 1F–1G. Third pass – the tested player moves where the ball has been passed again and removes a ball that is floating in the arch. The test is then completed.
Mentions: The total time to perform the test was manually measured in seconds using two sport chronometers (Professional Stopwatch Vollo Concept – model VL233, P. B. Yang Sport, China) by two experienced coaches, named evaluators A and B. The evaluator began to record the testing time from the moment when the tested player removed his hand from the ball (Picture 1A–1B). Timing was stopped when the tested player removed the second ball from the arch (Picture 1H), defining the total time for the test. The final time obtained by each evaluator for each athlete was recorded after the end of the test.

Bottom Line: Athletes completed the Functional Test for Agility Performance in 4.15 0.47 s.The ICC value was 0.87 (95% IC = 0.80-0.92).The SEM varied between 0.24 and 0.38 s.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, Portugal.

ABSTRACT
The reliability of the Functional Test for Agility Performance has only been evaluated in water polo players in a small group of novice athletes. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of the Functional Test for Agility Performance in skilled water polo players. Forty-two athletes (17.81 ± 3.24 years old) with a minimum of 5 years of competitive experience (7.05 ± 2.84 years) and playing at the national or international level were evaluated. The Functional Test for Agility Performance is characterized as a specific open decision-making test where a tested player moves as quickly as possible in accordance to a pass made by another player. The time spent in the test was measured by two experienced coaches. Descriptive statistics, repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA), 95% limit of agreement (LOA), intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and standard error of measurements (SEM) were used for data analysis. Athletes completed the Functional Test for Agility Performance in 4.15 0.47 s. The ICC value was 0.87 (95% IC = 0.80-0.92). The SEM varied between 0.24 and 0.38 s. The LOA was 1.20 s and the CV average considering each individual trial was 6%. The Functional Test for Agility Performance was shown to be a reliable quick decision-making test for skilled water polo players.

No MeSH data available.