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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

05

Oct

2022

The ability of energy recovery in professional soccer players is increased by individualized low-intensity exercise

The aim of this study was to investigate whether individualized low-intensity exercise (ILIE) within the recovery domain before lactate threshold 1 (LT1) improves energetic recovery and general endurance capacity in professional soccer players.

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Mon

03

Oct

2022

The Effects of Physiological Demands on Visual Search Behaviours During 2 vs. 1 + GK Game Situations in Football

We examined the effect of physiological workload on gaze behaviour during defensive performance in 2 vs. 1 + goalkeeper game situations in football.

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Wed

28

Sep

2022

Latest research in football - week 34 - 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

27

Sep

2022

Amplifying the effects of adding extra players during association football game-based scenarios

This study aimed to compare U18 association football players’ performance when manipulating the number of teammates and opponents during football game-based practices.

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Mon

26

Sep

2022

The effect of mid‑season coach turnover on running match performance and match outcome in professional soccer players

The aim of this research was to examine the physical match performance and match outcome before and after coach turnover in professional soccer teams compared with a control group containing coaches working continuously for 3 consecutive seasons.

 

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Fri

16

Sep

2022

Pre-Match Warm-up Goalkeepers TSG Hoffenheim

Thanks to a friend I was able to attend the Bundesliga Match of TSG Hoffenheim vs. FC Augsburg. 

 

Below you are able to see footage from the goalkeeper pre-match warm-up.

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Fri

16

Sep

2022

Does Technical Match Performance in Professional Soccer Depend on the Positional Role or the Individuality of the Player?

The aim of the study was to examine the impact of the positional role and the individuality on the technical match performance in professional soccer players.

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Tue

13

Sep

2022

Comparison of measurements of external load between professional soccer players

This study’s aims were to describe, week(w)-by-week, workload and time motion analysis between starter and non-starter professional soccer players based on different periods (i.e., pre-, early-, mid-, and end-season) of a full-season (Persian Gulf Pro League, 2019–2020).

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Tue

13

Sep

2022

Latest research in football - week 33 - 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

09

Sep

2022

Perceptual-Cognitive Tasks Affect Landing Performance of Soccer Players at Different Levels of Fatigue

This study explored the effect of perception-cognitive tasks interventions on male soccer players’ landing mechanisms at different levels of fatigue.

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Tue

06

Sep

2022

Inter-limb asymmetry in youth elite soccer players: Effect of loading conditions

The present study aimed to investigate the effects of changes in resistance loads using different assessment modalities on the magnitude and the direction of inter-limb asymmetry within the same leg.

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Mon

05

Sep

2022

Pre-Match Warm-Up TSG Hoffenheim

I was able to attend the Bundesliga game TSG Hoffenheim vs. Augsburg in August 2022. Consequently, I can provide the warm-up below.

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Sun

04

Sep

2022

Physical Demands during the Game and Compensatory Training Session (MD + 1) in Elite Football Players Using GPS

The aims of this study were to analyze the differences of physical demands of non-starter players regarding the playing time during the competition and to evaluate the physical demands of the compensatory training (MD + 1C) for substitute players in elite football.

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Thu

01

Sep

2022

The influence of maturation, fitness, and hormonal indices on minutes played in elite youth soccer players: a cross‑sectional study

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between minutes played (MP) with maturity status, fitness, and hormonal levels, and to quantify their influence on minutes played.

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Thu

01

Sep

2022

Latest research in football - week 32 - 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

31

Aug

2022

Youth International Experience Is a Limited Predictor of Senior Success in Football: The Relationship Between U17, U19, and U21 Experience and Senior Elite Part

Athlete participation in youth international competitions is often regarded as crucial to the attainment of future success. However, the link between participation and performance in sports at youth levels and senior levels is unclear at best.

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Fri

26

Aug

2022

Analysis of team success based on match technical and running performance in a professional soccer league

The aims of this study were to (1) determine the match technical and running performance required by different teams based on their final ranking position in a professional soccer league; (2) analyze the correlation between teams’ success at the end of the season and variables related to match technical and running performance.

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Tue

23

Aug

2022

Latest research in football - week 31 - 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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Thu

18

Aug

2022

Recovery During a Congested Schedule and Injury in Professional Football

The current study analyze the relationships between the recovery kinetics experienced by professional football players and non-contact injury.

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Thu

18

Aug

2022

Latest research in football - week 30 - 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

17

Aug

2022

Relationships Between Internal and External Load Measures and Fitness Level Changes in Professional Soccer Players

The aim of the present study was to investigate the dose-response relationships between load measures and changes in aerobic fitness and intermittent running capacity among a large cohort of professional soccer players.

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Tue

16

Aug

2022

The influence of relative playing area and player numerical imbalance on physical and perceptual demands in soccer small-sided games

This study aimed to examine physiological, mechanical and perceptual loading in small-sided games (SSG) using unbalanced player numbers.

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Mon

15

Aug

2022

Latest research in football - week 29 - 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

09

Aug

2022

Latest research in football - week 28 - 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

05

Aug

2022

Collective behaviour in high and low-level youth soccer teams

The objectives of the current study are to investigate differences in the collective behaviour of youth soccer teams by expertise level.

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