EFFECTS OF FIFA 11+ PROGRAM ON SPEED, AGILITY, POWER AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG CRICKET PLAYERS
Background: The FIFA 11+ program is established protocol in the training of football players. Speed agility and power are also the crucial component of cricket performance. FIFA 11+ program may be the choice of training among cricketers. Objective: To determine the effects of FIFA 11+ program on speed, agility, power and quality of life among cricket players. Methods: A single blinded randomized controlled trial was conducted on n= 50 cricket players were recruited through non-probability convenient sampling technique from Pakistan sports board and coaching centre Lahore. The inclusion criteria were cricketers having age between 14 to 35 years and those never participated in FIFA 11+ program was enrolled in study. The participants were randomly allocated to two groups receiving six (6) sessions of Injury prevention program FIFA 11+ (Group A) and conventional stretching (Group B) respectively. The outcome measures were 30m sprint test for speed, T-drill test for agility, 5 jumps test for power and athlete Life Quality Scale. As the data was not normally distributed non-parametric tests were applied for with-in and between the group comparisons. Results: The mean age of participants was 20.19 + 2.796 years. Both groups showed statistically significant improvement (p<0.001) in speed, agility, power, and quality of life. While comparing the groups, there was no significant difference (p=0.264) was observed in speed. But FIFA 11+ program showed more significant improvement in agility, power and quality of life as compare to conventional dynamic stretching group (p<0.05) after 3 weeks of intervention. Conclusion: FIFA 11+ program can be recommended as an effective approach towards improving the agility, power, and quality of life of in cricket players.
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