International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 11(3), pp. 564 - 571
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2023.110308
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Analysis of Biomechanical Parameters on IL_EO and 1L_EC Tests on 10-14 Years Old Players of Tirana FC


Aida Bendo *, Lindita Agolli , Agron Kasa
Sports University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

ABSTRACT

Equilibrium is described as the ability to maintain the body's position within its base of support. Often the equilibrium is measured from the use of the force plate and the excursion of the center of the pressure (COP), whose shift presents a target point energetically cost, to maintain the equilibrium. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of proprioception training in improving the balance conditions. The measurements were performed on the licensed force platform in a group of children aged 10-14, who are the players of Tirana football club. The study period includes three phases: the first phase initial, the second phase 24 weeks and the third phase 12 weeks. The frequency of exercises is three times a week, with duration of 60 minutes for every session, following the proprioceptive training program. Subjects performed balance tests in two different conditions: one leg open eyes (1LEO) and one leg closed eyes (1LEC). The equilibrium parameters are analyzed through the statistical package SPSS version 20. Data were analyzed using t-test, which showed statistically significant changes at major biomechanical variables, in one of the most important disciplines of motor skills such as balance. The results confirmed the need to develop balance exercises to improve the quality of life in other psychological and emotional dimensions. The results showed that equilibrium variables increased after proprioception training, while the sway index and sway area decreased. The differences in equilibrium variables showed a significant result of p < 0.050. In conclusion, proprioception training was very effective in reducing sway indexes at athletes, in order to improve and increase their balance condition and sport performances. The results of this study expect to be useful for athletes, coaches, and sport teams and all subjected engaged to physical activity and education.

KEYWORDS
Equilibrium One Leg Open Eyes Test, One Leg Closed Eyes Test

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Aida Bendo , Lindita Agolli , Agron Kasa , "Analysis of Biomechanical Parameters on IL_EO and 1L_EC Tests on 10-14 Years Old Players of Tirana FC," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 564 - 571, 2023. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2023.110308.

(b). APA Format:
Aida Bendo , Lindita Agolli , Agron Kasa (2023). Analysis of Biomechanical Parameters on IL_EO and 1L_EC Tests on 10-14 Years Old Players of Tirana FC. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 11(3), 564 - 571. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2023.110308.