A Comparative Study on the Physical Quality (Lower Body Strength and Endurance) of Boys Under -17 Youth Football Development Project and Non- athletes of the Same Age Group: The Case of Debre Markos Town

Fenta Bitew


Professional spends a great deal of time and effort to improve athletic performance. The study was conducted to compare the physical qualities (lower body strength and endurance) of boys under 17 youth football development project participants and non-participants of the same age group at Debre Markos town.The research design was cross-sectional survey. The researcher selected 25 project participants by using stratified sampling and 25 non-athletes by using purposive sampling technique. The result of the test shows that project participants were better than non-participants in all three tests. Five football project participants squat test score found in average must do improve their lower body strength and 12-munits run test score found in marginal zone must do endurance activity. Five football project participants step test score found in above average score must do endurance activity.

Keywords:-Strength, endurance, football, physical qualities

DOI: 10.7176/JTHS/50-04

Publication date:September 30th 2020

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