Asian Journal of Sports Medicine

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Asymmetry of the Modified Illinois Change of Direction Test Impacts Young Elite Soccer Players’ Performance

Mehdi Rouissi 1 , * , Moktar Chtara 2 , Ahmed Berriri 2 , Adam Owen 3 and Karim Chamari 4
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1 Tunisian Research Laboratory, Sport Performance Optimization, National Center of Medicine and Sciences in Sports, Tunis, Tunisia
2 Laboratory of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Picardie, Jules Verne, Amiens, France
3 Serviette Football Club, Geneva, Switzerland
4 Athlete Health and Performance Research Centre, ASPETAR, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
Article information
  • Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: June 2016, 7 (2); e61659
  • Published Online: June 11, 2016
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: October 5, 2015
  • Revised: November 15, 2015
  • Accepted: November 17, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/asjsm.33598

To Cite: Rouissi M, Chtara M, Berriri A, Owen A, Chamari K. Asymmetry of the Modified Illinois Change of Direction Test Impacts Young Elite Soccer Players’ Performance, Asian J Sports Med. 2016 ; 7(2):e61659. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.33598.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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