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Master of Arts (M.A.)
J. S. Buell
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not slideboard training was a more effective method of improving lateral agility than traditional on-ground agility training methods. Twenty-eight college-aged females (N = 28) were randomly assigned to one of three groups: a Slideboard training group (N = 1 0), a Sidestep Barrier training group (N = 9), and a SEMO training group (N = 9). Comparisons were made between training groups. Performance criterion comparisons were made on the Anig Modification of the Edgren Side-step Test in a posttest only at the end of six weeks training. The performance measured lateral agility by the time it took to make 10 shifts. A 3 x 3 ANOVA (Treatment x Trials) with repeated measures on the second factor was used to statistically determine if the respective posttest mean scores differed at the .05 level of probability. Results indicated a main effect for trials, F (25,2) = 20.78, p< 0.05. There was no main effect for training method and no significant interaction. These findings suggest, therefore, that Slideboard training is not any better than the Sidestep Barrier and SEMO training when the intent is the improvement of lateral agility.
Hansen, Gina. (1992). A comparison of the effects of slideboard, side-step barrier, and semo training regimens on specific lateral agility in college-age females : a thesis .... University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2237
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