The Under 20 National Team players underwent physical fitness tests, at the laboratories of College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity, at King Saud University.
These tests came in the framework of the agreement signed between the Medical Committee of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity.
The tests target measuring the readiness of the players, on the physical, vital and physiological levels, through some specialized tests, ahead of their participation in the 2019 World Youth Cup in Poland.
Physiological tests in particular aim at raising the players' efficiency and the work will be in accordance with the results that will be adapted to serve the technical plans, during the next preparatory camps, ahead of 2019 World Youth Cup.
On his part, Mubarak El-Motawaa the Chairman of the Medical Committee said that one of the strategies of the committee is to take advantage of all the laboratories of the sport sciences in the Saudi universities and as well from the experiences of the national specialized doctors, confirming that the Saudi universities, have many specialists in sport sciences graduated from the advanced countries, in the sports field.
El-Motawaa expressed his thanks and appreciation to the King Saud University represented by College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity, on taking into account to the activation of the agreement signed with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, to conduct multiple tests to the players of the Under 20 National Team, during their preparations to participate in the World Youth Cup in 2019, hoping these tests have a significant positive return on the performance of players on the pitch.
"The players of the junior national teams, undergo these tests for the first time, I would like to thank the Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation Qussay Fawaz, and the board members, for their considerable attention to the preparation of the national teams in the best possible way, and I wish these tests have a significant positive return on the performance of players on the pitch, during the world cup and the other competitions.", he concluded.
For his part, Khalid Al-Ghaloud, assistant Professor of Physical Activity and the supervisor of the physical evaluation of the players of the Under 20 National Team, affirmed that, the agreement signed between the Medical Committee of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity, targets preparing the players in a professional way, by undergoing physical tests and studying the limit of delivering the physical and technical training programs, to make the players reach the highest levels of performance.
"The agreement focusses on testing the readiness of the players ahead of the World Youth Cup, through applying some physiological, kinesthetic awareness and mechanical measurements and activating them through delivering physical and technical programs, which are used by the international teams and clubs, and is considered as a key element in determining the readiness of the players to expolit it in the best way.", he added.
Al-Ghaloud explained that, College of Sport Sciences and Physical Activity, represented in Physical Activity Physiology and Biomechanics and Kinetic Behavior departments, has many laboratories equipped to conduct such accurate tests and measurements. He expressed his thanks to the Saudi Arabian Football Federation for providing this opportunity to the college to prepare The Under 20 National Team players for the World Youth Cup.