BACKGROUND: This study investigated the applicability of a sport-specific test, the Shuttle Swim Test, in young water polo players to measure RSA. The aims were: to assess the reliability and to measure the responsiveness of the SST in young water polo athletes, and to provide agerelated values of SST. METHODS: Three hundred thirty-three elite athletes (18.3Â±5.1 years) were involved in the study. Of these, 99 were young people under 13 (13.1Â±0.5 years) who also underwent measurements for reliability and responsiveness of the SST The following six measures was used to assess anthropometric characteristics of the sample: height, weight, chest circumference, hip circumference, waist circumference, and arm span. Two performance measures were performed on dry land: push up and chin up. RESULTS: Reliability and responsiveness were measured by comparing the average speed of two trials: SST1 was 1.48Â±0.13 m s-1 and SST2 1.47Â±.12 m s-1. The SST showed good reliability in younger athletes (r=0.96). The Minimal Detectable Change is 0.06 m s-1 (6 seconds of the total time) which corresponds to 3.6% of the average value measured, confirming the good responsiveness of the test. CONCLUSIONS: Coaches and researchers can use this value in the interpretation of the SST test results: changes below these values could be related to a measurement error. The various age-related values reported may help technicians to better interpret the performance of their athletes during competition. (Cite this article: Melchiorri G, Viero V, Triossi T, Padua E, Bonifazi M. Shuttle swimming test in young water polo players: reliability, responsiveness and age-related value. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2017;57:1456-63. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.06909-2)
Melchiorri, G., Viero, V., Triossi, T., Padua, E., & Bonifazi, M. (2017). Shuttle swimming test in young water polo players: Reliability, responsiveness and age-related value. JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, 57(11), 1456-1463.
|Titolo:||Shuttle swimming test in young water polo players: Reliability, responsiveness and age-related value|
|Citazione:||Melchiorri, G., Viero, V., Triossi, T., Padua, E., & Bonifazi, M. (2017). Shuttle swimming test in young water polo players: Reliability, responsiveness and age-related value. JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, 57(11), 1456-1463.|
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