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MEDICINA DELLO SPORT
A Journal on Sports Medicine
Official Journal of the Italian Sports Medicine Federation
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Medicina dello Sport 2009 September;62(3):265-72
language: English, Italian
Correlation of vertical jump performance with flexibility in young soccer players
Siahkouhian M., Faramoushi M., Hedayatnejad M.
Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
Aim. The aim of the study is to determine whether vertical jump performance correlates with flexibility in young male soccer players.
Methods. Twenty two young soccer players (mean [SD] age 20.1 (1.2) years, height 172.5 [0.77] cm, weight 71.6 [3.37] kg, and maximal oxygen uptake 43.1 [4.3] mL/kg/min) were tested for vertical jump performance and flexibility.
Results. There was a significant but low correlation between vertical jump performance and flexibility (R2=0.074).
Conclusions. Increased muscles flexibility has not high correlation with the vertical jump performance. Because of different affecting factors, future research should involve the effect of flexibility training on performance during soccer games.