Reliability and validity of a novel futsal special performance test: designed as a skills and anaerobic performance test

Farid Farhani, Hamid Rajabi, Raoof Negaresh, Ajmol Ali, Sadegh Amani Shalamzari, Julien Baker

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Purpose: This study examined the validity and reliability of a novel futsal special performance test (FSPT) as a measure of futsal performance and skills. Methods: Thirty six futsal players with different levels of experience were recruited and divided into two groups (elite and non-elite). Players participated in four sessions (at least 7 days apart); a) familiarization session, b) anaerobic power (Wingate test), c) FSPT trial 1, and d) FSPT trial 2. The FSPT was carried out on a futsal court (wooden sprung floor) and examined skills such as dribbling, rotation, long and short passing and shooting. Content validity was assessed using 6 experienced futsal coaches and instructors. Results: There was a significant correlation between FSPT and various aspects of anaerobic power (r=0.5 to 0.91, p≤0.001). Moreover, significant large correlations were observed between test and re-test of FSPT (r= 0.77; 95% confidence intervals (CI)= 0.56 to 0.98; p≤0.001). All instructors and coaches confirmed the content validity. There was high inter-rater reliability of the FSPT (r=0.89; 95% CI= 0.85 to 0.93; p<0.001). FSPT total (p=0.001), penalty (p=0.022) and performance (p=0.001) time was superior in elite relative to non-elite players. Anaerobic power was greater in elite players (p<0.001). Conclusion: Our results support the use of the FSPT to assess futsal players’ performance in conjunction with skill and anaerobic fitness.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 9 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • FSPT
  • futsal skills
  • dribbling
  • passing
  • anaerobic power

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Reliability and validity of a novel futsal special performance test : designed as a skills and anaerobic performance test. / Farhani, Farid; Rajabi, Hamid; Negaresh, Raoof ; Ali, Ajmol; Shalamzari, Sadegh Amani; Baker, Julien.

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