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The effect of short period FIFA 11 training as an injury prevention program in youth futsal players
Publication date : 2017/2/10
International Journal of Physical Education
Volume : 2017
Publisher : www.kheljournal.com

Abstract
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of short period FIFA 11+ training in
improving physical fitness components affecting injury risks among youth futsal players. This
experimental study recruited two groups of youth futsal players by doing purposive/judgmental sampling
to two high school futsal teams in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The subjects were high school students
participating in the school futsal team. From the total of 28 subjects (15 subjects in the experiment group
and 13 in control group), 8 subjects dropped out, leaving 9 subjects in the experiment group and 11 in the
control group for the final analysis. The experiment (EXP) group underwent FIFA 11+ training twice per
week for four weeks while the control (CON) group underwent routine futsal training. Both groups
performed physical fitness tests before and after the intervention. Changes in performance (pre- vs. postintervention) for each group were analyzed using dependent t-test (p<.05). Changes in performance
between the two groups were compared using independent t-test (p<.05). Core strength (evaluated using
plank test), leg power (vertical jump test) and agility (Illinois agility test) were the fitness components
tested. Result of the study showed that core strength (p=.007) and agility (p=.01) of the EXP group
increased significantly, while no change were observed in the CON group. The increase of agility in EXP
group was found to be significantly different compared to the one in CON group (p=.039). A 4-week
FIFA 11+ training can improve certain physical fitness components that contribute in preventing injury.
Thus it is recommended to add FIFA 11+ to the routine futsal training as an injury prevention program.
Keywords: FIFA 11+, futsal, injury, physical fitness, prevention



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