A 10 min warm-up including jogging, lateral displacements, dynamic stretching, and jumping was conducted prior to each test. T-Half tests (Sassi et al., 2009) data were recorded using electronic timing sensors (photocells, Kit Racetime 2 SF, Microgate, Italy) set at 0.75 m above the floor, 3 m apart and facing each other at the starting line A. Each trial began with the front foot 0.2 m behind line A. Subsequently, participants sprinted forward to cone B and touched its base with their right hands. Facing forward and without crossing their feet, they shuffled to the left to cone C and touched its base with their left hand. Then participants shuffled right to cone D and touched its base with their right hand, then ran back to the left to cone B and touched its base. Finally, they ran backward as quickly as possible, returning to line A. Participants who crossed one foot in front of the other, failed to touch the base of a cone, and/or failed to face forward throughout had to repeat the trial. Participants repeated the test until two successful trials were done, with 3 min of rest between trials, and only the best trial was considered in the analyses.

Prior to the overhead medicine ball throw test, each subject performed a 5 min warm up, consisting of 3 min running and dynamic activities. Throws were performed using 21.5 cm diameter rubber medicine balls weighing 2 kg. A brief description of the optimal technique was given, identifying an optimal release angle to achieve a maximum distance (Negrete et al., 2010). The sitting player grasped the medicine ball with both hands, and on the given signal forcefully pushed the ball from the chest. The score was measured from the front of the sitting line to the place where the ball landed. Three trials were performed, separated by 1 min of rest, and the best result was recorded to 0.01 m.

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