1Master student, Health and sport rehabilitation group, faculty of sport and health sciences, Shahid beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
2Associate Professor, Department of Health and Rehabilitation in Sports, Faculty of Sports Sciences and Health, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
3Student of Sports Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Department of Sports Sciences, Valiasr University, Rafsanjan, Iran
Introduction: Football is one of the most popular sports that has many injuries. The weakness of these muscles can lead to poor performance and thus increase injuries. On the other hand, this area as a bridge between the lower and upper limbs with its proper function can improve performance and performance. Given the importance of core stability exercise and also the high prevalence of lower limb injuries as a result of reduced stability in the central region, the aim of the present study was to investigate the immediate effect of core stability exercise on lower limb function in children Footballers.
The statistical population of the present study included 30 children athletes who purposefully entered the study and were divided into two groups of 15 control and experimental group. The experimental group performed core stability exercises in one session along with their exercises and the control group only previous exercises. The performance of individuals was assessed using the Y balance test, vertical jump (sargent), three-legged distance, one-leg jump time at a distance of six meters and balance system error scoring system test. Dependent t-test was used to evaluate the difference in performance between athletes in the two groups.
Results: The results of the present study showed that central stability exercises had a significant effect on improving lower limb function in athletes (P≤0.05).
Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that core stability training had an immediate effect on the performance of children footballers. Therefore, it is useful for coaches and athletes to perform central stability training in addition to their training to improve their performance.