Developing Special Badminton Agility Test and Evaluating Its Convergence with Standardized Agility Tests in Trained Young Men

Document Type : Original research papers


1 Department of Physical Education and sport sciences, Payam noor university, Tehran, iran.

2 Department of Sport Sciences, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil. Iran.


Sport-specific test protocols to measure the ability of different sports athletes are of great importance. The present study aimed to develop an agility test in badminton and evaluate the developed test using the standardized agility tests in trained young men. To this end, 30 trained young men participated in this study with the mean age of 21.56±1.61 years, the mean height of 173.56 ±3.82 cm, BMI of 22.46 ± 2.78 kg/m2, and fat percentage of 7.30±2.70. The participants performed all of the agility tests in one session with the 10 min rest intervals, and their performance was recorded immediately after the test administrations. Descriptive statistics were used to classify the collected data. Shapiro-Wilk test was used to check the normality of the data, and the Pearson correlation coefficient test was run to analyze research hypotheses. The study's finding showed a significant correlation between the X agility test and tests of agility (Simo, two diagonal Illinois, 4*9m shuttle run, Compass Drill) T-test), indicating a high correlation coefficient. Therefore, this study indicated that the developed X agility test is valid and can be used as a measure to evaluate agility in badminton.


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