THIS REVIEW PROVIDES A STOCK TAKE OF BADMINTON-SPECIFIC CHANGE OF DIRECTION (COD) RESEARCH AND PROVIDES RECOMMENDATIONS TO PRACTITIONERS FOR COD ASSESSMENT. THE REVIEW WILL EXAMINE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COD AND THE FOLLOWING MEASURES: ANTHROPOMETRY, ELASTIC STRENGTH, CONCENTRIC STRENGTH, LEG MUSCLE IMBALANCES, TECHNIQUE, STRAIGHT-LINE SPRINT SPEED, AND FLEXIBILITY. A BADMINTON-SPECIFIC COD ASSESSMENT BATTERY IS PROPOSED WITH THE INCLUSION OF 2 NEW TESTS: A MULTIDIRECTIONAL LUNGE TEST AND A MULTIDIRECTIONAL CYCLIC COD TEST.
1Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand;
2Strength and Conditioning at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand; and
3Edith Cowan University, Australia
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Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.
Samuel Paterson is a Master of Sport and Exercise student at Auckland University of Technology.
Travis McMaster is a Research Fellow at Auckland University of Technology.
John Cronin is a Professor in Strength and Conditioning at Auckland University of Technology and an Adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University.