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Revista Brasileira de Educação Física e Esporte

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COLEDAM, Diogo Henrique Constantino; ARRUDA, Gustavo Aires de; DOS-SANTOS, Júlio Wilson  and  OLIVEIRA, Arli Ramos de. Relationship of vertical, horizontal and sextuple jumps with agility and speed in children. Rev. bras. educ. fís. esporte [online]. 2013, vol.27, n.1, pp.43-53. ISSN 1807-5509.

The aim of the present study were: 1) To verify the relationship of vertical, horizontal and sextuple jumps with agility and velocity of 5, 10 and 25 m; 2) To verify the capacity of these jumps to predict the agility and 5, 10 and 25 m velocity performance in children. Twenty eight boys (9.47 ± 0.64 years) and thirty girls (9.69 ± 0.70 years) were evaluated. The correlation values between agility and velocity on 5, 10 and 25 m velocity were, respectively, r = 0.63, 0.51, 0.44 and 0.64 with vertical jump, r = 0.68, 0.62, 0.28 and 0.62 with sextuple jump, and r = 0.60, 0.50, 0.26 and 0.57 with horizontal jump. The vertical and sextuple jumps were able to predict the agility and 25 m velocity performance (p < 0.05). Furthermore, they demonstrated capacity to predict 5 and 10 m velocity, respectively (p < 0.05). The vertical and sextuple jump tests may be used for assessment and control of training with children practicing activities that require agility and velocity, since both jumps predicted the agility and velocity performance, which did not occur with the horizontal jump.

Keywords : Running; Motor performance; Lower limbs power.

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