The Relationship between Yo-yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level I and Anaerobic Based Tests in Young Soccer Players

Ozgur T., Ozgur B. O., AKSOY M., Yazici G., ÖZEN Ş., GÜREL G., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY, vol.9, no.6, pp.231-235, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The purpose of this study was to invastigate the relationship between Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Level I (YYIRI) test and commonly used Anaerobic tests such as; Sargent Jump (SJ), Standing Broad Jump (SBJ) and Hexagon Agility Tests (HAT) also refered as physical ability or athletic ability tests. A total of 20 male young soccer players (ages 14 +/- 0.0 years) voluntarily participated in the study. Tests were conducted on two consecutive days. YYIRI test total running distance was averaged at 1454 +/- 420 m. Peak Anaerobic Power (PAP) was calculated using SJ scores (2966.83 +/- 621.71 watt). Spearman's correlation test revealed that there was a significant negative correlation between HAT and YYIR1 tests (r=-0.742, p=0.000). There was no significant correlation between leg power indicator tests (SJ & SBJ) and YYIR1. In conclusion, YYIR1 test which measures Aerobic Endurance Capacity was correlated only with Hexagon Agility Test.