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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

17

May

2022

Latest research in football - week 15 - 2022

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

16

May

2022

Accumulative weekly load in a professional football team: with special reference to match playing time and game position

The aim of this study was to compare weekly accumulative load during the in-season competitive period by professional soccer players according to the amount of time played in official matches (90-min, >60-min, <60-min, and 0-min) regarding the players’ position.

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Fri

13

May

2022

How does curve sprint evolve across age categories in soccer players?

The aim was to determine the age-related effects on curve sprint (CS) performance to both sides, asymmetry, and association with linear sprint (LS).

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Thu

12

May

2022

Latest research in football - week 14 - 2022

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

11

May

2022

10-min warm-up in hot climate assists thermal comfort, power output, and fatigue, during soccer-specific repeated-sprint ability

The study investigated the effect of two warm-up (WU) durations (i.e.10 min: WU10 and 20 min: WU20) in a hot climate (~31 C), on thermal comfort, power output and fatigue after a repeated-sprint test (RSA) in footballers.

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Mon

09

May

2022

Effect of alterations in whole-body cryotherapy exposure on post-match recovery markers in elite Premier League soccer players

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of different levels of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) exposure on subjective and objective measures of post-match recovery in footballers during a chronic exposure period.

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Mon

09

May

2022

Clubs that value their own (and/or who (have to) trust their own educational/developmental system)

I have posted some numbers regarding possible cost/benefit of "Having an academy" previously, which was about the possible revenue from academy players.

 

This post is about clubs actually utilizing their own players and to what extent.

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Wed

04

May

2022

Variations in the physical demands and technical performance of professional soccer teams over three consecutive seasons

The purpose of this study was twofold: (i) to analyze the seasonal variations in the physical demands of Turkish Super League teams considering their status in the final rankings and (ii) to analyze the seasonal variations in the technical performance of Turkish Super League teams considering their status in the final rankings.

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Wed

04

May

2022

Sprint Performance and Mechanical Force-Velocity Profile among Different Maturational Stages in Young Soccer Players

The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of maturation status on the components of the sprint force-velocity (F-V) profile in young soccer players.

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Mon

02

May

2022

Latest research in football - week 13 - 2022

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

02

May

2022

Training load responses to football game profile-based training formats: effects of locomotive demands manipulation

The aim of this study was to compare internal and external load profiles of different game profile based training (GPBT) formats among elite young football players.

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Fri

29

Apr

2022

Accumulative weekly load in a professional football team: with special reference to match playing time and game position

The aim of this study was to compare weekly accumulative load during the in-season competitive period by professional soccer players according to the amount of time played in official matches (90-min, >60-min, <60-min, and 0-min) regarding the players’ position.

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Thu

28

Apr

2022

Latest research in football - week 12 - 2022

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

27

Apr

2022

The diagonal positioning of the goals modifies the external training load and the tactical behaviour of young football players

The aim of this study was to identify how positioning the goals in diagonal configurations on the pitch modifies the external training load and the tactical behaviour of young football players during small-sided games (SSG).

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Tue

26

Apr

2022

Effects of Whole-Season Training and Match-Play on Hip Adductor and Abductor Muscle Strength in Soccer Players: A Pilot Study

No investigation has examined the influence of soccer training and match-play during the season on isometric hip adductor and abductor muscle strength. The authors hypothesised that maximal hip adductor and abductor muscle strength would increase after the preseason, maintain relatively constant levels across the season.

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Mon

25

Apr

2022

Latest research in football - week 11 - 2022

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

22

Apr

2022

Comparison of Immediate Effects of Foam Rolling on Flexibility, Balance, and Agility in Male Soccer Players

The aim was to evaluate and compare the acute effects of DS as well as DS followed by FR (DS + FR) on flexibility, dynamic balance, and agility in male soccer players.

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Thu

21

Apr

2022

Effect of bio-banding on physiological and technical-tactical key performance indicators in youth elite soccer

Effect of bio-banding on physiological and technical-tactical key performance indicators in youth elite soccer.

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Wed

20

Apr

2022

Latest research in football - week 10 - 2022

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

19

Apr

2022

Fascial therapy, strength exercises and taping in soccer players with recurrent ankle sprains: A randomized controlled trial

The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of a fascial therapy and strength training, combined with kinesio taping, in improving ankle range of motion, pain, strength and stability in footballers with recurrent sprains.

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Sat

16

Apr

2022

Screening Youth Soccer Players by Means of Cognitive Function and Agility Testing

The aims of this study was to investigate a valid and simple method of testing for a unique combination of cognitive and speed abilities for identifying promising soccer players at mid-childhood.

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Thu

14

Apr

2022

Latest research in football - week 9 - 2022

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

12

Apr

2022

Acute Effects of Foam Rolling on Blood Flow Measured by Ultrasonography in Soccer Players

Foam rolling (FR) has become a popular device for recovery to increase range of motion and decrease pain after sport practice and competition. The aim of this study was to analyze acute effects of FR on blood flow parameters (maximal velocity MVel, maximal volume MVol) measured by ultrasonography in footballers.

 

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Mon

11

Apr

2022

Latest research in football - week 8 - 2022

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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Sat

09

Apr

2022

Association between offensive and defensive playing style variables and ranking position in a national football league

Association between offensive and defensive playing style variables and ranking position in a national football league.

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