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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

 

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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Sat

27

Mar

2021

Game Insight Skills as a Predictor of Talent for Youth Soccer Players

The aim was to find within-group differences for game insight in an elite group of youth footballers by means of Game Insight inDicator (GID).

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Fri

26

Mar

2021

Latest research in football - week 3 - 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

25

Mar

2021

Acceleration intensity is an important contributor to the external and internal training load demands of repeated sprint exercises in soccer

The aim was to evaluate the effect of acceleration on the external and internal load during repeated sprint exercise.

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Tue

23

Mar

2021

Testing protocol affects the velocity at VO2max in semi-professional soccer players

The aim was to compare three different protocols to assess the velocity associated with the maximal oxygen uptake in footballers.

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Fri

19

Mar

2021

Latest research in football - week 2 - 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

16

Mar

2021

The Goal Scale: A New Instrument to Measure the Perceived Exertion in Soccer Players

 

The aim of the study was to develop and validate a specific pictorial perceived exertion scale for soccer players called GOAL scale.

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Mon

15

Mar

2021

The 2015 U.S. Soccer Federation header ban and its effect on emergency room concussion rates in soccer players aged 10-13

The aim was to assess the change in proportion of children aged 10-13 playing soccer in the US presenting to an Emergency Department (ED) with a concussion in relation to any other injury before and after the ban.

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Sun

07

Mar

2021

Latest research in football - week 1 - 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

26

Feb

2021

How does the mid-season coach change affect physical performance on top soccer players?

 

The aim was to analyze the locomtion and metabolic responses of professional players in the top three competitive standards of Spanish soccer during the four weeks before and after dismissal of the coach.

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Wed

24

Feb

2021

Worst case scenario match analysis and contextual variables in professional soccer players: a longitudinal study

This study aimed to describe the worst-case scenarios (WCS) of professional soccer players by playing position in different durations and analyse WCS considering different contextual variables (match half, -location and outcome)

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Tue

23

Feb

2021

Latest research in football - week 53 - 2020

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

23

Feb

2021

Biological Maturity Status in Elite Youth Soccer Players: A Comparison of Pragmatic Diagnostics With Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This study aimed to evaluate commonly used methods to assess BMS within a highly selected sample of youth soccer players.

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Mon

22

Feb

2021

Endurance Capacities in Professional Soccer Players: Are Performance Profiles Position Specific?

The aim of this study was to investigate position-specific endurance performance of soccer players.

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Fri

19

Feb

2021

Latest research in football - week 52 - 2020

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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