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The objectives of Footballscience.net are:

  • to scientifically question statements, trends and opinions in football
  • to update coaches on scientific knowledge and its application in football
  • to help coaches in their development and finally for the good of the game

 

Tue

11

May

2021

Effect of a Shock Micro-Cycle on Biochemical Markers in University Soccer Players

This study aimed to examine various biochemical biomarkers changes during a shock micro-cycle in soccer players from a university team.

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Mon

10

May

2021

Latest research in football - week 11 - 2021

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. 

 

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Fri

07

May

2021

Effects of Mental Fatigue in Total Running Distance and Tactical Behaviour During Small-Sided Games

Mental fatigue can impact physical demands and tactical behaviour in sport-related contexts. Small-sided games (SSGs) are often used to develop a specific sport-related context. This systematic review (with a meta-analysis) was conducted to compare the effects of mental fatigue vs. control conditions in terms of the total running distance and tactical behaviour of soccer players during SSGs.

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Thu

06

May

2021

Selected, Deselected and Reselected: A Case Study Analysis of Attributes Associated With Player Reselection Following Closure of a Youth Soccer Academy

Considering the perceived benefit of early recruitment and the time and resources spent developing youth players, individuals released from talent development programmes are often re-recruited by rival academies. Limited data exists on players deselected from (or reselected to) youth soccer academies.

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Tue

04

May

2021

Latest research in football - week 10 - 2021

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. 

 

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Tue

04

May

2021

Associations Between Variations in Accumulated Workload and Physiological Variables in Young Footballers Over the Season

This study sought to analyse the relationship between in-season training workload with changes in aerobic power (VO2max), maximum and resting heart rate (HRmax and HRrest), linear sprint medium (LSM) and short test (LSS) in U16 soccer players. An additional aim was to explain changes in fitness levels during the in-season through regression models, considering accumulated load, baseline levels, and peak height velocity (PHV) as predictors.

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Mon

03

May

2021

How did three consecutive matches with extra time affect physical performance? A case study of the 2018 football Men’s World Cup

How did three consecutive matches with extra time affect physical performance? A case study of the 2018 football Men’s World Cup

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Fri

30

Apr

2021

Latest research in football - week 9 - 2021

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. 

 

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Thu

29

Apr

2021

Optimal Pretaper Phase on Physical Match Performance in Professional Soccer

The aim was to investigate the optimal pretaper duration on match running performance in a professional soccer team.

 

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Wed

28

Apr

2021

Eyes-Open Versus Eyes-Closed Somatosensory Motor Balance in Professional Soccer Players With Chronic Ankle Instability

The aim was to compare an eyes-open versus an eyes-closed balance training protocol in professional soccer players with chronic ankle instability

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Fri

23

Apr

2021

Latest research in football - week 8 - 2021

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. 

 

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Thu

22

Apr

2021

Seasonal training and match load and micro-cycle periodization in male Premier League academy soccer players

The aim was to assess on pitch external loading of English Premier League (EPL) academy soccer players (U12-U18 age groups) over an entire competitive season.

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Wed

21

Apr

2021

The World’s Most Valuable Soccer Teams

Forbes has released its bi-annual list of the 20 most valued soccer teams.

 

The list includes nine teams from the English Premier League, four from the Italian Serie A, three from the Spanish La Liga, two from the German Bundesliga and one from each the Netherlands and France.

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Tue

20

Apr

2021

Motor performance is not related to injury risk in growing elite-level male youth football players

The aim was to identify the relationship between growth velocity and injury in elite-level youth footballers.

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Thu

15

Apr

2021

Latest research in football - week 7 - 2021

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. 

 

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Thu

15

Apr

2021

Recovery Kinetics Following Small-Sided Games in Competitive Soccer Players: Does Player Density Size Matter?

The aim was to examine the recovery kinetics of exercise-induced muscle damage, neuromuscular fatigue and performance following small-sided games of different densities in football.

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Wed

14

Apr

2021

Effects of Plyometric Training with Agility Ladder on Physical Fitness in Youth Soccer Players

The aim was to assess the effects of plyometric training with an agility ladder on components of physical fitness in youth footballers.

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Fri

09

Apr

2021

Latest research in football - week 6 - 2021

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. 

 

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Fri

09

Apr

2021

Processing visual information in elite junior soccer players: Effects of age and training experience on visual perception, attention and decision making

The aim was to examine the effects of chronological age and training experience on perception, attention and decision making in young footballer.

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Thu

08

Apr

2021

Session-to-session variations of internal load during different small-sided games: a study in professional soccer players

The aim was to analyse variations of internal load across small sided games in professional soccer. 

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Wed

07

Apr

2021

Latest research in football - week 5 - 2021

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. 

 

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Thu

01

Apr

2021

Markers of muscle damage and strength performance in professional football players during the competitive period

The study investigated the impact of competitive soccer on the short-term changes in isometric strength of the adductor muscle group.

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Wed

31

Mar

2021

Effectiveness of Abdominal and Gluteus Medius Training in Lumbo-Pelvic Stability and Adductor Strength in Female Footballers

The purpose was to establish if the inclusion of gluteus medius-specific exercises in an abdominal training program is more effective for improving lumbo-pelvic stability and adductor muscle strength.

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Tue

30

Mar

2021

Latest research in football - week 4 - 2021

As previous literature updates, I have performed a PubCrawler search looking for football articles in NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. 

 

Following studies were retrieved for this week:

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Mon

29

Mar

2021

Assessment of External Load during Matches in Two Consecutive Seasons Using the Mediacoach® Video Analysis System

The aim was to describe the training and match injury incidence and physical demands variables observed during a competition using a multi-camera video analysis. 

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