Test-retest reliability of soccer dribbling tests in children

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The present study examined the test-retest reliability of the UGhent dribbling test and Bangsbo and Mohr (2011) short dribble test in a pediatric population. Fifty four boys aged 9-14 years (Mean ± SD = 11 ± 2 years) undertook the UGhent and Bangsbo and Mohr (2011) dribbling tests on two occasions separated by two weeks. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs), coefficient of variation (CV) and 95% Limits of Agreement (LoA) were conducted for each test. ICCs and CV indicated good to excellent reliability, and relatively small variability for both dribbling tests. 95% LoA indicated relatively little bias UGhent dribbling test for both running alone and running with the ball components, and the Bangsbo and Mohr short dribble test. The results of the present study suggest, both dribbling tests examined in the present study demonstrate good reliability and low levels of systematic bias.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526–532
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Motor Learning and Development
Issue number3
Early online date5 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2021-0003. © Human Kinetics, Inc.

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  • Football
  • Skill
  • Agreement
  • Performance
  • Assessment
  • Pediatrics


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