International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 6(1), pp. 19 - 22
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2018.060103
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Comparing of Technical Skills of Young Football Players According to Preferred Foot


Sinan Bozkurt *, Veysel Kucuk
Faculty of Sports Science, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to compare technical skills of youth soccer players according to foot preference. A total of 61 amateur football players (Under 15) participated in the study from different clubs of Istanbul. The descriptive statistics and the relationship between the technical skills were examined by using Spearman test and Mann Whitney U test was used for paired comparison of the groups. The level of significance taken into account was (p<0.05). In conclusion, although there were not statistically significant difference between the left-and right footed players in technical skill tests (p˃0.05), and a negative significant relationship was found between dribbling and juggling and long passing skill tests (p˂0.05) in right-footed players. The present study may contribute to the literature on the specific skills related performance profile of youth football players.

KEYWORDS
Footedness, Right-left Footed, Football, Young Player, Technical Test, Laterality, Preferred-foot

Cite this paper
Sinan Bozkurt , Veysel Kucuk . "Comparing of Technical Skills of Young Football Players According to Preferred Foot." International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences 6.1 (2018) 19 - 22. doi: 10.13189/saj.2018.060103.