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The role of anthropometric, growth and maturity index (AGaMI) influencing youth soccer relative performance

Ahmad Bisyri Husin, Musawi Maliki and Mohamad Razali, Abdullah and Hafizan, Juahir and Wan Siti Amalina, Wan Muhamad and Nur Afiqah, Mohamad Nasir and Rabiu Muazu, Musa and Siti Musliha, Mat-Rasid and Aleesha, Adnan and Norlaila Azura, Kosni and Farhana, Abdullah and Nurul Ain Shahirah, Abdullah (2018) The role of anthropometric, growth and maturity index (AGaMI) influencing youth soccer relative performance. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering: International Conference On Innovative Technology, Engineering And Sciences (ICITES 2018), 01-02 April 2018 , UMP Library, Pekan. pp. 1-9., 342 (1). ISSN 1757-8981

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The main purpose of this study was to develop Anthropometric, Growth and Maturity Index (AGaMI) in soccer and explore its differences to soccer player physical attributes, fitness, motivation and skills. A total 223 adolescent soccer athletes aged 12 to 18 years old were selected as respondent. AGaMI was develop based on anthropometric components (bicep, tricep, subscapular, suprailiac, calf circumference and muac) with growth and maturity component using tanner scale. Meanwhile, relative performance namely physical, fitness, motivation and skills attributes of soccer were measured as dependent variables. The Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) are used to achieve the objective in this study. AGaMI had categorized players into three different groups namely; high (5 players), moderate (88 players) and low (91 players). PCA revealed a moderate to very strong dominant range of 0.69 to 0.90 of factor loading on AGaMI. Further analysis assigned AGaMI groups as treated as independent variables (IV) and physical, fitness, motivation and skills attributes were treated as dependent variables (DV). Finally, ANOVA showed that flexibility, leg power, age, weight, height, sitting height, short and long pass are the most significant parameters statistically differentiate by the groups of AGaMI (p<0.05). As a summary, body fat mass, growth and maturity are an essential component differentiating the output of the soccer players relative performance. In future, information of the AGaMI model are useful to the coach and players for identifying the suitable biological and physiological demand reflects more comprehensive means of youth soccer relative performance. This study further highlights the importance of assessing AGaMI when identifying soccer relative performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: Index by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropometry; Gallium compounds; Health; Motivation; Physiological models
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 08:48
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 08:48
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