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A Study of Some Anthropometric Indicators and Their Interaction with Agility in 14-Year-Old Football Players
B. Zlatev
Abstract: Football is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of 11 players. It is played by approximately 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. To achieve high results, young competitors must have a well-developed physique and be agile enough. Anthropometry was developed as a method used by anthropologists to study proportions in humans. In football, agility is an extremely important motor quality connected with the ability of the organism to coordinate separate movement and action in time, space, and effort, adequate to the motor task. Our study included 15 boys aged 14 who practiced football.
The aim of this experimental study is to determine some main anthropometric indicators and their interaction with the motor quality of agility in 14-year-old football players.
The mean values for height, weight, skeletal muscle mass and body fat are 176,4±9,1 cm, 62,2±11,9 kg, 31,35±4,95 kg, and 9,77±5,31%, respectively. It should be noted that the presented results should not lead to hasty conclusions regarding anthropometric data, as growth and changes in the build are very dynamic during the adolescent period.

Series on Biomechanics, Vol.36 No.2 (2022), 94-99
DOI: 10.7546/SB.36.2022.02.09

Keywords: 14-year-old football players; agility; Anthropometry
Date published: 2022-06-17
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