Compose a 4750 words assignment on the analysis of football players. Needs to be plagiarism free! The data on fitness and skills were obtained at the beginning of the season (August 2011) and at the end of the season (June 2012) for all three groups. .
Premier League U13 team players (n=18), Boys Club U13 team players (n=17), and Casual football players (n=20). The Premier League players are high performing players who received extensive training from their club including conditioning training. The Boys Club players take part in competitive matches and weekly training, while the casual football players play on an ad hoc basis with friends.
In this test, the players were asked to sprint a total distance of 20m in as short a time as possible. The sprint test was undertaken indoors using electronic timing gates and the results recorded in seconds.
The sit and reach test measures the flexibility of the lower back and hamstring muscles, which have been shown to provide a good basic indication of overall flexibility. The results were recorded in centimeters with the higher the number, the greater the flexibility of the player.
The Yo-Yo Intermittent Endurance test evaluates an individual’s ability to repeatedly perform intervals over a prolonged period of time, therefore providing an indication of their aerobic capabilities, and this was recorded in meters.
The players were tested in their ability to accurately kick the ball over as long a distance as possible with both their stronger and weaker feet. The distance covered by the ball was recorded in meters.
This test examined the players’ dribbling skills, asking them to dribble a ball through a set course in as short a time as possible. The results were recorded in seconds with the shorter the time, the better the result.
The players’ shooting skills were evaluated through a test in which they were required to complete a series of four shots from prescribed positions as quickly as possible, with time reductions awarded on the basis of where the ball finishes in the net (e.g. top right/left = minus 5 seconds. bottom right/left but not on ground = minus 3 seconds. middle along ground = minus 1 second), with the lower the score, the better the result.
The players provided details of the mean average amount of time they spent during a typical week playing football or taking part in football training. Data analysis was carried out using Excel spreadsheets and SPSS Version 16.0. Firstly, summary statistics were computed and MANOVA (multivariate analysis of variance) was used to compare all the parameters in the three squads to find out if they were statistically significant. A correlation analysis was also done to assess the relationship among variables.
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