EFFECTS OF STRENGTH, AGILITY AND QUICKNESS (SAQ) TRAINING ON SELECTED PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS AMONG FOOTBALL PLAYERS
The main purpose of this study was to examine the health and skill related specific parameters of football players by utilizing the Strength, Agility and Quickness (S.A.Q) training program. This research was carried out during the preparation phase for intervarsity sports competition year 2021-22. The age of subjects was between 18 to 25 years with normal BMI range of healthy weight (18.5 to 24.9). After proper screening of the subjects with the help of Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q), they were divided into two equal groups. The Experimental Group (EG) and Control Group (CG) were comprised of 25 players. The SAQ training was given to experimental group for the duration of 12 week and the control group was untreated. The parameters of physical components were speed, agility, power while the component of kicking was assessed before and after the completion of 12 week from both groups. The result of the study explains that S.A.Q training program produced a significant improvement in selected parameters of football players. Therefore, it has been concluded that performance parameters such as speed, agility and power among football players can be improved through SAQ training.