2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

Relationship of Leg Strength Tests to Performance Drills in College Football Players
M.J. Kang* and Kyle Veazey
Prof. Liz Jorn and Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentors

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of lower body strength measures to running and jump drills in college football players. Fifty-six NCAA Division II varsity football players performed 1-RM test on back squat (SQ) and power clean (PC). In addition, they completed the following drills: pro-agility shuttle (PA), 3-cone drill (3CD), vertical jump (VJ), and standing broad jump (SBJ). PC was not significantly related to any of the performance drills (r = -0.06 to 0.17). SQ was significantly related (p<0.05) to PA (r = 0.35), 3CD (r = 0.35), and SBJ (r = -0.36), but not to VJ (r = -0.25, p = 0.08). All performance drills were highly related to one another (r = -0.70 to 0.89), while SQ and PC were only moderated related (r = 0.48). Factor analysis isolated vertical jump, pro-agility shuttle, and squat as the best tests from among all measures.

Keywords: Football, Leg Strength, Drills, Vertical Jump, Back Squat, 3-Cone Drill, L-Test

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 9-3
Location: Georgian Room - SUB
Time: 4:30

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