Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(8), pp. 1647 - 1651
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060803
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Relationship between Functional Movement Screen and Athletic Performance in Children Tennis Players


Suat Yıldız *
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

FMS is one of the test battery that is used very common recently. Asymmetries and limitations of the functional movement patterns could be detected with this test battery. Study's purpose was to evaluate the relationship between FMS and athletic performance parameters in prepubertal children. 28 male children voluntarily participated in the study (Age: 9.6 ± 0.7 years, Height: 134.1 ± 6.8 cm, Weight: 31.3 ± 4.1 kg, and Training Duration: 3.1 ± 1.3 years). In study's results, a very significant relationship was found between FMS and static and dynamic balance and flexibility and CMJ (p<0.01). A significant relationship was found between FMS and agility and acceleration (p<0.05). Athletic performance parameters may predict with FMS test battery in prepubertal children. After athletic performance predicted if the quality of functional movement patterns are improved next stages of development may increase children's tennis performance.

KEYWORDS
Tennis, FMS, Prepuberty, Athletic Performance

Cite this paper
Suat Yıldız . "Relationship between Functional Movement Screen and Athletic Performance in Children Tennis Players." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.8 (2018) 1647 - 1651. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060803.