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dc.contributor.advisorGitahi Theurien_US
dc.contributor.advisorNkatha Muthomien_US
dc.contributor.authorAbuto, Brian Ochieng’
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-01T06:51:18Z
dc.date.available2024-02-01T06:51:18Z
dc.date.issued2023-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/27368
dc.descriptionThesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Science (exercise and sports science), in the school of health sciences, Kenyatta university, November 2023en_US
dc.description.abstractMuscular fitness and cardiovascular endurance training plays a key role in adding value to the overall performance of soccer players. However very few soccer players especially those of high school going age have embraced muscular fitness and cardiovascular endurance training. The study assessed the efficacy of an eight-week soccer training programme on the muscular and cardiovascular fitness of Kenyan high school soccer team. The Strathmore school student’s soccer team was the target population. The sample size consisted of 30 male respondents who underwent a before and after test. The programme involved their normal skill work plus the muscular fitness and cardiovascular endurance training routine. STATA version 16 (IBM limited, UK, 2016) was used for processing data. To obtain means, percentages, standard deviations and frequencies, descriptive statistics was calculated to analyze the status of the athletes after the training period. A paired T-test was used to test the hypotheses. The results of the study indicated that a substantial portion of the participants experienced significant change after the duration of the strength and conditioning program. All the parameters that were being tested showed a significant improvement (power; broad jump t(29)= 8.70, P < 0.05; cardiovascular endurance; shuttle run t(29)= 4.093, P < 0.05 ; muscular strength; pushups t(29)= 21.49, p = p-value; pull-ups t(29)= 16.38, P < 0.05; muscular endurance situps t(29)= 8.7,P < 0.05 , side bridge t(29)= 11.34, P < 0.05). The research findings act as a future point of reference in the field of strength and conditioning with the findings contributing to the body of knowledge on muscular and cardiovascular fitness training in Kenyan soccer. The study recommended that sports coaches in youth soccer teams should in-cooperate strength and conditioning in their training routine. The study also recommended that the fitness status of the athletes should be determined in a bid to make informed decisions when creating programmes for the athlete.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectsoccer training programmeen_US
dc.subjectmuscular fitnessen_US
dc.subjectcardiovascular enduranceen_US
dc.subjectStrathmore schoolen_US
dc.subjectNairobi city countyen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleEfficacy of eight week soccer training programme on muscular fitness and cardiovascular endurance: case of Strathmore school, Nairobi city county, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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