Aim: This study was conducted to determine the relationship between the analysis of functional movement screen (FMS) scores and the performance of young soccer players. Method: The study was conducted with a total of 92 soccer players playing at different clubs aged between 14-16. In the study, FMS components were examined with age, height, body weight, body mass index (BMI), long jump, endurance, agility, and a 10-m, 20-m, and 30-m sprint test. Statistical analysis of the study was conducted using the SPSS 21.0 program. Comparisons between groups were made using the independent t-test. The FMS scores and performance relationship were analyzed using Pearson’s correlation analysis. Finding: The total FMS score of the soccer players was determined as 14.40. In the FMS test, 61.96% of the soccer players had at least one asymmetry; 38.04% of the soccer players had no asymmetry. When the relationship between FMS scores and performance parameters was examined, it was determined that there was a positive correlation between endurance and active straight leg raise (r= 0.270) and rotary stability (r= 0.259). A negative correlation (r= -0.273) was found between the agility test and active straight leg raise at p<0.05. Conclusion: It can be said that FMS scores are normal in infrastructural soccer players, but there are significant problems in terms of the excess of asymmetry in the right and left sides. In young soccer players, functional movement scores are related to endurance and agility.
Keywords: Soccer, Movement Analysis, FMS, Athletic Performance, Injury Prevention