The Effect of Eight-Week Plyometric Training on Agilty in Male Volleyball Players


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Öz E., Çelenk Ş. B. , Hayırlı Ö., Öz E.

The Online Journal of Recreation and Sport, vol.8, no.1, pp.23-32, 2019 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : The Online Journal of Recreation and Sport
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-32

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of eight-week plyometric training on the agility of elite male volleyball players. A total of 28 elite male volleyball players were included in the study; the experimental group consisted of 14 (mean age 29.1±4.3) players and the control group was composed of 14 (mean age 20.2±1.4) players. The experimental group performed lower extremity plyometric training for twice a week for eight weeks after the warm-up exercises conducted before volleyball training, in addition to regular volleyball training. The control group, on the other hand, performed only volleyball training for eight weeks. T-drill agility test was used in the study. Measurements were performed in two separate test periods, pre- and post-test. SPSS 22.0 statistical package program was used for data analysis. Paired sample t-test was conducted to investigate whether there were intragroup statistically significant differences or not, while an independent sample t-test (p<0.05) was used for inter-group comparisons. The experimental group showed statistically significant differences between pre-test and posttest data whereas the control group did not show any statistically significant differences between pre- and post-test (p<0.05). In conclusion, it was found that eight-week lower extremity plyometrics training significantly increased the volleyball players' agility. .