Little, T. Williams, A.G. (2005) Specificity of acceleration, maximum speed and agility in professional soccer players.

High-speed actions such as acceleration, maximal speed and agility are important in soccer performance. These factors were found to be relatively unrelated to one another. These findings suggest that specific testing and training regimens should be implemented for these different high-speed actions. Specificity in the direction and magnitude of horizontal force are important considerations here.

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