Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Upshot of Tabata sprint training on selected speed parameters among men football players
Author(s): Ajayaghosh MV
Abstract: Sports training is indispensable to accomplish the extreme performance of a football player. But, for soccer performance, speed or dashing skill is essential to complete his top performance. Therefore, further advanced training is a prerequisite of a football player. This research aims to assess whether is there any effect of 12 weeks Tabata sprint training on selected speed parameters among men football players. To accomplish the purpose of the current study thirty footballers who were active in-game age ranged from 20 to 25 years old randomly selected from Chennai (Housing Board Communities around Marina). They are randomly divided and employed into two equal groups, consist of 15 members each. Group-I had Given an hour of Soccer training with Tabata training, and Group-II was control which had not received any unique pieces of exercise apart from the regular activities. The Tabata training has selected as the independent variable. Speed and Speed Endurance have chosen as dependent variables, and all dependent variables measured by standardized test item as 50 meters dash and 110 meters dash. Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) would be applied to find out the significant mean differences. In all the cases, the 0.05 level of confidence has fixed to test the level of significance. The results of the study exposed that the experimental group had finished a significant difference in all the selected variables such as Speed and Speed endurance to compare the control group. Hence it was concluded that Tabata sprint training Enhanced Speed and Speed endurance among footballers.