The effect of FIFA 11+ training program on selected parameters in athletes

Fifa 11+ training program



There is a training protocol called ’FIFA 11+’ proposed by the International Association of Football Associations (FIFA) and the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to football teams. This protocol is defined as a warm-up program used to prevent injuries in athletes. This program includes 3 sections. 1.the section consists of running exercises, 2.section 3 November exercises that improve strength, balance, muscle control and body stabilization.the section consists of advanced running exercises. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of the FIFA 11+ training program applied to young football players on the selected parameters. 19 male football players (Age: 13.8 - 0.05 years; Height length: 167.25 - 0.06 cm; Body weight: 57.59 - 12.3 kg) who played sports under license in an amateur football team in the U14 league category voluntarily participated in the study. Athletes 1.height length and body weight measurements, 10-minute warm-up run and 20 m sprint tests were performed on the day, respectively. 2.on the day, 10-minute warm-up run, lie-down and vertical jump tests were performed, respectively. After the applied tests, the athletes were divided into two groups as experiment and control groups as randomization. The control group athletes applied the dynamic warm-up program determined in their routine training programs, and the experimental group athletes applied the FIFA 11+ training program 2 days a week for October weeks in addition to their routine training programs. 6. at the end of the week, the previously applied measurements were performed again in the same way and the study was terminated. In the analysis of the data, Shapiro-Wilk and T-tests were used. According to the research findings; it was determined that the FIFA 11+ training program applied to football players had a statistically significant effect on the jump and flexibility performances of athletes (p<0.05). In addition, it was found that the applied program also had an effect on other performance parameters of athletes, but this was not at a significant level (p>0.05). As a result, it is suggested that the FIFA 11+ training program applied to football players should be included in the training programs in order to contribute to the jump and flexibility performances of athletes.

Author Biographies

Halit Egesoy, Pamukkale University, Sport Sciences, Denizli

Soccer Coach

Hayrettin Gümüşdağ, Yozgat Bozok University