CORRELATION OF WINGATE ANAEROBIC TEST PEAK POWER AND SQUAT JUMP PEAK POWER IN DIVISION I FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS
John H. Sellers, Jessica A. Schnaiter & Doug G. Smith.
Health & Human Performance, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Peak power (PP) is widely accepted as a measure of an individual’s muscular strength and speed, both of which are potential indicators of performance in team sports such as soccer. There are numerous tests that evaluate an athlete’s PP production including, but not limited to, vertical jump test (VJ), broad jump test, and Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT). Due to the NCAA regulated time limitations athletes may devote to their particular sport each week, both during the season and during the off-season, it is inherent that the Strength & Conditioning Coaches (SCC) select evaluation methods that are both valid and time conscious. Furthermore, SCC should avoid employing multiple tests that evaluate identical measures. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the correlation, if any, between PP as measured by both WAnT and the VJ. Methods: Following IRB approval, a total of 19 subjects volunteered for the study. All participants were current members of an NCAA Division I Women’s soccer team. Subjects reported for a single day of testing. Prior to testing, each subject completed a 5-minute warm-up on a stationary bicycle. Each subject then completed two practice VJs followed by two VJs that were used for data analysis. Upon completion of the VJs, participants then completed a WAnT. Results: Peak power measurements from VJ and peak power measured during WAnT were found to be highly correlated with a Pearson correlation of r = 0.778 (p = .000) and R2 value of .61. Practical Application: Due to the high correlation between peak power values from VJ and WAnT as well as the high variability between the two PP measures, sufficient evaluation of muscular strength and speed, in regards to PP, can be completed with only one of the aforementioned tests. This research may provide guidance for SCC to reduce time commitments of testing, which is of particular importance with NCAA athletes.
Sellers, JH; Schnaiter, JA; and Smith, DG
"CORRELATION OF WINGATE ANAEROBIC TEST PEAK POWER AND SQUAT JUMP PEAK POWER IN DIVISION I FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 11:
2, Article 51.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol11/iss2/51