Running head: Skill-based conditioning in volleyball
Tomislav Krističević1, Goran Sporiš1, Nebojša Trajković2, Nataša Penčić and Miloš Ignjatović2
1Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Correspondence to:Nebojša Trajković, PhD,Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Lovćenska 16.
Tel: 00381 69 680314


AbstractSkill-based training has been developed in order to combine the skill and conditioning elements
in a coordinated approach. Our aim was to determine the effects of skill based conditioning
training on power and COD speed in youth female volleyball players. Sixteen young female
volleyball athletes (15±2 years) consented to participate in lower-body power and COD speed
testing.Players were involved in six weeks skill-based conditioning training during in-season.
There were no significant differences between pretraining and posttraining for Block jump and
Spike jump. Moreover, there were no significant (p > 0.05) improvements in Standing broad
jump also.However, compared with pretraining, there was a significant improvement in COD
speed tests. Training induced significant (p ≤ 0.05) improvements in 9-3-6-3-9 test (p<0,001) and
Side steps 10×4.5 m (p<0,001).In conclusion, skill-based conditioning training appears to have
stronger effects in improving COD speed compared to lover body power young female
volleyball players. Volleyball coaches could use this information in the process of planning the
in-season training.

Key words: game-based, athletes, effects, volleyball

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