CORE MUSCLE STRENGTH TRAINING OF YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS
ABSTRACT Introduction Core strength training is a modern method of approach that matches the current demand for a more resilient physique on young players. Although it was initially conceived as complementary training to contribute to strength and agility, other benefits have been observed for soccer athletes nowadays. Among the under-explored benefits is the effect on the athletes’ stability. Objective This article explores core training results on stability in young soccer players. Methods The theoretical applicability of basic stability training for young soccer players with core muscle strength training is discussed using mathematical statistics. The theoretical result is confronted with the practice of the controlled experiment on 18 young soccer players in 32 weeks with stabilization protocols. Results The fitness and soccer skills of the young men improved significantly (P<0.05). Conclusion Core strength training can promote the overall fitness of young soccer players. This training protocol for core strengthening achieves the primary goal of improving athletes’ competitive ability and fitness. Evidence Level II; Therapeutic Studies – Investigating the results.