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2015 | 46 | 1 | 157-165
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The Functional Test for Agility Performance is a Reliable Quick Decision-Making Test for Skilled Water Polo Players

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The reliability of the Functional Test for Agility Performance has only been evaluated in water polo players in a small group of novice athletes. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of the Functional Test for Agility Performance in skilled water polo players. Forty-two athletes (17.81 ± 3.24 years old) with a minimum of 5 years of competitive experience (7.05 ± 2.84 years) and playing at the national or international level were evaluated. The Functional Test for Agility Performance is characterized as a specific open decision-making test where a tested player moves as quickly as possible in accordance to a pass made by another player. The time spent in the test was measured by two experienced coaches. Descriptive statistics, repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA), 95% limit of agreement (LOA), intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and standard error of measurements (SEM) were used for data analysis. Athletes completed the Functional Test for Agility Performance in 4.15 [...] 0.47 s. The ICC value was 0.87 (95% IC = 0.80-0.92). The SEM varied between 0.24 and 0.38 s. The LOA was 1.20 s and the CV average considering each individual trial was 6%. The Functional Test for Agility Performance was shown to be a reliable quick decision-making test for skilled water polo players.
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46
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1
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157-165
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published
1 - 6 - 2015
accepted
1 - 6 - 2015
online
10 - 7 - 2015
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  • - University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, Portugal., guitucher@yahoo.com.br
  • - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • - University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, Portugal.
  • - University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development, CIDESD, Portugal.
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_1515_hukin-2015-0044
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