Reliability of the 30-seconds crossbar jumps water polo test in female players

Bampouras, Theodoros ORCID logo ORCID: and Marrin, Kelly (2010) Reliability of the 30-seconds crossbar jumps water polo test in female players. Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences, 4 (2). pp. 69-73.

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Monitoring performance of sport-specific skills is important for elite athletes. The 30 second cross bar jump test is a commonly used assessment tool in water polo, assessing players’ ability to repeatedly elevate their body out of the water. The study aimed to examine the reliability of this test. Thirteen elite female water polo players performed the test on two separate occasions. Correlation (r = 0.61, 95%CI = 0.26-0.93), coefficient of variation (CV = 11.6%, 95%CI = 7.7-23.6) and limits of agreement (95% limits of agreement = ± 3.3 jumps, 95%CI = 0.6-3.4) found between the two occasions indicated that the test was not sensitive enough for monitoring performance changes in elite female water polo players. Additionally, no correlation of anthropometric characteristics was found with crossbar jumps. It is suggested the 30 seconds crossbar jumps test is not a reliable test and should not be used by water polo coaches for evaluating the ability of players to repeatedly jump out of the water.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Serbian Journal of Sports Sciences
Publisher: Sports Academy
ISSN: 1820-6301
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Sports and Physical Activity
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:31
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 09:00


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