Influence of body composition on the goalkeeper fitness Agility and specifics related to decision making via young male-specific post-game


  • Mohammed Zerf Physical Education Institute Laboratory OPAPS University of Mostaganem, Mostaganem 27000, Algeria
  • Hadje Besultan
  • Beghdad Hamek


The criteria and methods for goalkeeper selection are more strict and complex than those of field players(Water Polo Goalkeeper, 2007). Thus, its principles the present study was designed to adopt the most used agility test protocols with the specific characteristics of the goalie game station. While to explore these relationships, we focused on agility tests, which were elaborated to test this ability among all players. As well as official statistics provided by FIFA at the World Cup soccer. Reporting, that overweight Goalkeeper("Body Mass Index for FIFA World Cup Professional Soccer Players," 2006), is asked to work harder under these conditions(The Soccer Goalkeeping Handbook 3rd Edition, 2014). From the proofs, the aims of this study are to determine the difference between athletics and specific agility among goalkeeper, as much as their correlation with decision-making. Based on the protocol proposed, as criteria to predict pros and cons of levels of agility of the selected goalkeeper(The Baseball Coaching Bible, 2000). For this proposal, eight teams from the leagues of Oran, Algeria championship second division accepted to participate in the current study, their goalkeepers were classified into the following groups: total Main goalkeeper (GK=28). Tested in the present by most used tests (Body composition (BMI & fat BFP) & agility performance (Hexagonal Obstacle Test (Without a ball and with a ball)). Their homogeneity based on ideal fat present, same age group and years of training. According to statistical processing, the research team emphasises on the validity of the protocol used to measure the specific agility related to basic skills goalkeeper. As well as the influence of body composition on the levels of this ability. Record in the benefit of the proposed test more appropriate test views the levels of body fat among our sample. Reported in similar studies, as an advantage anthropometric characteristic relative to performance (athletics and mortice) connected with the aspects to select potential goalkeeper.


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