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Abstract Objectives: 1) To construct the agility equipment and sport-specific agility training program for Sepak Takraw players and 2) To investigate and compare the effects of sportspecific agility and traditional programs on agility in Sepak Takraw players. Methodology: This study was divided into two phases. Phase 1 comprised two stages: a construction of training equipment package and the developing of sport-specific agility training program. The content validity of these constructed tools was examined by three experts in the field, and a pilot study had been conducted in 10 Sepak Takraw players. Phase 2, however, involved an investigation and comparison of the effects of the sports-specific agility training program on agility. versus traditional - The subjects were 24 Sepak Takraw players, aged between 15-18 years, from Suphan Buri Sports School. They were randomly allocated into two groups, the control group trained with a traditional training program (n=10) and the experimental group trained with the sports-specific agility training program (n=10).. They were trained 60 minutes per day, 3 days per week for 8 weeks. Before and after 4 and 8 week of training, SEMO Agility Test and Nine-square 20 sec test were measured Data were expressed as mean and standard deviation. One way analysis of variance with repeated measure, followed by the Least Significant Difference method (LSD) was used for statistical analysis with a significant difference at the level of 0.05. Results: From study 1, both the constructed equipment package and sport-specific agility training program which consisted of four components and seven drills showed a very high validity (CVI = 1.0) with the content validity equal to and were used In study 2, the results showed that there were non-significant differences in agility score observed between the control and the experimental groups before and after 4-week of training (p>0.05). However, there were significant differences in agility between groups after 8 weeks of training (p<0.05). No significant differences in agility were observed in any weeks in the control group. Conclusion: The constructed equipment package and the sport-specific agility training program in the present study are valid and effective training method in improving agility in Sepak Takraw players after a 4-week of raining.
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