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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

05

Aug

2021

Fatigue Induced by Repeated COD in Female Footballer: Impact on Limb Biomechanics and Implications for ACL Injury Prevention

The aim was to assess the extent to which fatigue impact on joints kinematics and kinetics while performing repeated changes of direction (CoDs) in the light of the ACL risk factors.

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Tue

03

Aug

2021

Latest research in football - week 20 - 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

03

Aug

2021

Quantifying and Comparing the Match Demands of U18, U23 and 1ST Team English Professional Soccer Players

The aim of this study was to quantify and compare the match load demands of U18, U23, and 1ST team players during the official season.

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Mon

02

Aug

2021

How to improve technical and tactical actions of dominant and non-dominant players in children’s football?

As young football players develop important technical and tactical skills during competitive matches, this study investigated quantity and quality of technical and tactical actions in real game conditions in a 4v4 compared to the traditional 7v7 match format.

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Fri

30

Jul

2021

Latest research in football - week 19 - 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

Jul

2021

Injuries in youth football and the relationship to maturation: Analysis of time-loss injuries during four seasons in English male football

The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the frequency, incidence, and pattern of time-loss injuries in an elite male football academy, exploring injuries in relation to age and maturation status.

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Sat

24

Jul

2021

In-season training responses and perceived wellbeing and recovery status in professional soccer players

The aim was to describe professional soccer players’ training responses during a competitive season and to investigate the relationship between these responses with wellbeing and recovery indices.

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Fri

23

Jul

2021

Latest research in football - week 18 - 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

Jul

2021

Perceptual and Biochemical Responses in Relation to Different Match-Day +2 Training Interventions in Soccer Players

The aim of this study was to examine the impact of two different post-match training interventions on the subsequent recovery of perceptual and biochemical parameters after the game.

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Wed

21

Jul

2021

Effects of Foam Rolling as a Recovery Tool in Professional Players

The aim was to examine the effectiveness of Foam Rolling (FR) (20 minutes on quadriceps, hamstrings adductors, gluteals, and gastrocnemius) and passive recovery (20 minutes passive rest) intervention performed immediately after a training session on Total Quality Recovery (TQR), perceived muscle soreness, jump performance, agility, sprint, and flexibility 24 hours after the training.

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Mon

19

Jul

2021

Latest research in football - week 17 - 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

19

Jul

2021

Skeletal muscle and performance adaptations to high-intensity training in elite male soccer players

This study examined the skeletal muscle and performance responses across two different exercise training modalities (speed endurance runs (SET) vs. small-sided games (SSG)) which are highly applied in soccer training.

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Sat

17

Jul

2021

In-Season Internal and External Workload Variations between Starters and Non-Starters — A Case Study

The aims of this study were: (a) to describe the in-season variations of training monotony, training strain and acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) through session ratings of perceived exertion (s-RPE), total distance and high-speed running (HSR) and (b) to compare those variations starters vs. non-starters.

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Thu

01

Jul

2021

Latest research in football - week 16 - 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

30

Jun

2021

How modifications in goals in small-sided influence the tactical actions of young soccer players

This study analysed the influence of the absence of goalkeeper and the number of goals in tactical actions in 3 configurations of small-sided and conditioned games (SSCGs): (a) goalkeeper + 3 vs. 3 + goalkeeper; (b) 3 vs. 3 (no goalkeeper); and (c) 3 vs. 3 with 2 mini goals.

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Tue

29

Jun

2021

Visual Search Strategies of Soccer Players Executing a Power vs. Placement Penalty

The current study investigated how the type of penalty kick being taken affected the kicker’s visual search strategy and where the ball hit the goal (end ball location).

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Sat

05

Jun

2021

Latest research in football - week 15 - 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

04

Jun

2021

Dose-Response Relationships between Training Load Measures and Physical Fitness in Professional Soccer Players

The aim of this cohort study was two-fold: (i) to analyze within-group changes of final velocity in a 30-15 intermittent fitness test (VIFT), final velocity in a Vameval test (Vvameval), 20-m sprint and countermovement jump (CMJ); (ii) to explore the relationships between VIFT and Vvameval outcomes and their changes with internal and external loads.

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Wed

02

Jun

2021

Acceleration and High-Speed Running Profiles of Women’s International and Domestic Football Matches

The aim of the present study was to compare the acceleration, deceleration, and high-speed running profiles of players during international and domestic matches and to determine if differences were apparent across playing positions (defenders, midfielders, and attackers).

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Thu

20

May

2021

Latest research in football - week 14 - 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

20

May

2021

Influence of Players’ Maximum Running Speed on the Team’s Ranking Position at the End of the Spanish LaLiga

The aim was to determine the influence of a player’s peak/maximum running speed on the team’s final ranking position. A second aim was to investigate differences in maximum running speed among playing positions.

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Wed

19

May

2021

A Preseason Training Program With the Nordic Hamstring Exercise Increases Eccentric Knee Flexor Strength and Fascicle Length

The aim of this study was to investigate the collective and individual responses of professional female soccer players engaged in a preseason training program with the NHE regarding eccentric knee flexor strength and biceps femoris long head fascicle length.

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Mon

17

May

2021

Latest research in football - week 13 - 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

17

May

2021

Quantification of Training Load Relative to Match Load of Youth National Team

The aims of this study were to (1) quantify the external training load relative to match load in days before a subsequent international game and (2) examine the cumulative training load in relation to match load of U-17 national team soccer players.

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Sat

15

May

2021

A Meta-Analytical Comparison of the Effects of Small-Sided Games vs. Running-Based High-Intensity Interval Training on Soccer Players’ Repeated-Sprint Ability

This systematic review with a meta-analysis was conducted to compare the effects of small-sided games (SSGs)-based interventions with the effects of running-based high-intensity interval training (HIIT) interventions on soccer players’ repeated sprint ability (RSA).

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