You are not logged in.
Openly accessible

Reliability and validity of a reactive agility test for Australian football

Veale, James P., Pearce, Alan J. and Carlson, John S. 2010, Reliability and validity of a reactive agility test for Australian football, International journal of sports physiology and performance, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 239-248.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
pearce-reliabilityandvalidity-2010.pdf Published version application/pdf 113.73KB 1815

Title Reliability and validity of a reactive agility test for Australian football
Author(s) Veale, James P.
Pearce, Alan J.
Carlson, John S.
Journal name International journal of sports physiology and performance
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 239
End page 248
Total pages 11
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Il.
Publication date 2010-06
ISSN 1555-0265
Keyword(s) change of direction
speed
decision making
testing
exercise physiology
Summary Purpose: The aim of this study was to test the reliability and construct validity of a reactive agility test (RAT), designed for Australian Football (AF).

Methods: Study I tested the reliability of the RAT, with 20 elite junior AF players (17.44 ± 0.55 y) completing the test on two occasions separated by 1 wk. Study II tested its construct validity by comparing the performance of 60 participants (16.60 ± 0.50 y) spread over three aged-matched population groups: 20 athletes participating in a State Under-18 AF league who had represented their state at national competitions (elite), 20 athletes participating in the same league who had not represented their state (subelite), and 20 healthy males who did not play AF (controls).

Results:
Test-retest reliability reported a strong correlation (0.91), with no significant difference (P = .22) between the mean results (1.74 ± 0.07 s and 1.76 ± 0.07 s) obtained (split 2+3). Nonparametric tests (Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney) revealed both AF groups performed significantly faster on all measures than the control group (ranging from P = .001 to .005), with significant differences also reported between the two AF groups (ranging from P = .001 to .046). Stepwise discriminant analyses found total time discriminated between the groups, correctly classifying 75% of the participants.

Conclusions:
The RAT used within this study demonstrates evidence of reliability and construct validity. It further suggests the ability of a reactive component within agility test designs to discriminate among athletes of different competition levels, highlighting its importance within training activities.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Human Kinetics
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045194

Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 21 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 22 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 818 Abstract Views, 1815 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 14 May 2012, 11:51:34 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.