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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

 

Wed

22

Sep

2021

Latest research in football - week 30 - 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

17

Sep

2021

The Coaches’ Efficacy Expectations of Youth Soccer Players with Different Maturity Status and Physical Performance

This study aimed to report possible anthropometrical and physical performance differences between youth soccer players with different maturity status and to report the coaches’ expectations, hypothesizing that coaches would expect more from players with advanced maturity.

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Wed

15

Sep

2021

Coach Encouragement During Soccer Practices Can Influence Players’ Mental and Physical Loads

This study analyzed the influence of the coaches’ encouragement on the mental and physical load in soccer practices.

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Tue

14

Sep

2021

Latest research in football - week 29 - 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

13

Sep

2021

The Relationship Between Performance and Asymmetries in Different Multidirectional Sprint Tests in Soccer Players

The aims of this study were to analyze the association between linear sprint, curved sprints (CS) and change-of-direction (COD) speed performances and compare the association and direction of asymmetries between skills.

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Fri

10

Sep

2021

High-Intensity Intermittent Exercise Performed on the Sand Induces Higher Internal Load Demands in Soccer Players

This study aimed to examine the acute physiological effect of shuttle-run-based high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) performed at the same relative speed (i.e. 100%PST−CAR) on sand (SAND) and grass (GRASS) in male junior soccer players.

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Thu

09

Sep

2021

Latest research in football - week 28 - 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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Wed

08

Sep

2021

Assessing Inter-Limb Asymmetries in Soccer Players: Magnitude, Direction and Association with Performance

We aimed to analyze the magnitude and direction of inter-limb asymmetries in ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM), power (using iso-inertial devices) and a neuromuscular skill (change of direction). Secondarily, we aimed to determine the relationship between inter-limb asymmetry scores for each test and also between these scores and the scores for the different performance tests.

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Tue

07

Sep

2021

Scanning activity of elite footballers in match play: An eye-tracking analysis on the duration and visual information of scanning

The aim of this study was to examine the duration and information (number of teammates and opponents) of the players’ scanning behavior of four elite football midfield players in an 11 vs. 11 using mobile eye-tracking technology.

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Mon

06

Sep

2021

Latest research in football - week 27 - 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

02

Sep

2021

Is there meaningful influence from situational and environmental factors on the physical and technical activity of elite football players?

The study aimed to identify the effects of situational (match location, match outcome and strength of team/opponent team) and environmental (ambient temperature, relative humidity, WBGT, ground and weather condition) factors on the physical and technical activity of elite football on individual playing positions.

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Thu

02

Sep

2021

Hip Abductor Muscle Strength Deficit as a Risk Factor for Inversion Ankle Sprain in Male College Soccer Players

The purpose was to identify risk factors for inversion ankle sprains among male collegiate soccer players.

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Tue

31

Aug

2021

Latest research in football - week 26 - 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

30

Aug

2021

Training Load in Different Age Category Soccer Players and Relationship to Different Pitch Size Small-Sided Games

This study sought to evaluate the training load in different age category soccer players associated with distinct pitch size small-sided games (SSGs).

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Fri

27

Aug

2021

Muscle Damage Biomarkers in Congestion Weeks in English Premier League Soccer Players: A Prospective Study for Consecutive Seasons

The current study was conducted to compare muscle damage biomarkers in single- vs. multi-match weeks in elite soccer players for two consecutive seasons. A secondary objective was to analyze the influence of playing position and exposure time on muscle damage in single- vs. multimatch weeks.

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Thu

26

Aug

2021

Latest research in football - week 25 - 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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Wed

25

Aug

2021

Low Horizontal Force Production Capacity during Sprinting as a Potential Risk Factor of Hamstring Injury in Football

Clear decreases in horizontal force production capacity during sprint acceleration have been reported after hamstring injuries (HI) in football players. We aimed to analyze the association between sprint running horizontal force production capacities at low (FH0) and high (V0) velocities and HI occurrence in football.

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Mon

23

Aug

2021

An Examination of the Relationship Between Coaches’ Transformational Leadership and Athletes’ Personal and Group Characteristics in Elite Youth Soccer

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between elite youth athletes’ perceptions of coaches’ transformational coaching-behaviours and variables linked to transformational leadership in other settings (i.e., group cohesion, motivational climate, self-regulation of learning and athlete satisfaction.

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Sun

22

Aug

2021

Latest research in football - week 24 - 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

20

Aug

2021

How Relative Age Effects Associate with Football Players’ Market Values: Indicators of Losing Talent and Wasting Money

In football, annual age-group categorization leads to relative age effects (RAEs) in talent development. Given such trends, relative age may also associate with market values. This study analyzed the relationship between RAEs and market values of youth players.

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Thu

19

Aug

2021

Effects of Age on Match-related Acceleration and Deceleration Efforts in Elite Soccer Players

The aim of this study was to examine the effects of chronological age on acceleration and deceleration match performance in professional footballers.

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Tue

17

Aug

2021

Latest research in football - week 23 - 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

17

Aug

2021

Observed and predicted ages at peak height velocity in soccer players

The purpose of the study was to evaluate predicted maturity offset (time before age at PHV) and age at PHV (chronological age [CA] minus maturity offset) in a longitudinal sample of 58 under-13 club level soccer players in central Portugal for whom ages at PHV were estimated with the SITAR model.

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Mon

16

Aug

2021

Motion Analysis of Match Play in U14 Footballers: Influence of Position, Competitive Level and Contextual Variables

This study aimed to investigate match running performance in U14 male soccer players in Norway, and the influence of position, competitive level and contextual factors on running performance.

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Fri

13

Aug

2021

Latest research in football - week 22 - 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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