Special topics

Special topics

Wed

01

Feb

2023

Effect of training on parathyroid hormone and bone turnover marker profile in relation to vitamin D supplementation in footballers

The aim of the study was to assess the impact of vitamin D supplementation and regular physical activity on 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], parathyroid hormone (PTH) and bone turnover marker concentration in footballer.

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Wed

11

Jan

2023

Effects of mental fatigue on the psychophysiological responses, kinematic profiles, and technical performance in small-sided games

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of mental fatigue (MF) on the psychophysiological responses, kinematic profiles, and technical performance of young soccer players in small-sided games (SSGs).

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Thu

05

Jan

2023

Effects of playing 1 vs 3 matches in a one-week period on physical performance in young soccer players

The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of playing 1 vs 3 matches in a one‑week period on physical performance in young soccer players.

 

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Tue

03

Jan

2023

The soccer season: Performance variations and evolutionary trends

In this review we examined variations and evolutionary trends in endurance-related parameters of professional players.

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Sun

01

Jan

2023

The soccer season: Performance variations and evolutionary trends

The physiological demands of soccer challenge the entire spectrum of the response capacity of the biological systems and fitness requirements of the players. In this review we examined variations and evolutionary trends in neuromuscular parameters of professional players.

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Thu

22

Dec

2022

Influence of Tactical Behaviour on Running in the 3 Most Successful Soccer Teams During the Season of the Spanish First Division

The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of tactical behavior on physical performance of the three best Spanish soccer teams.

 

 

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Tue

20

Dec

2022

External and Internal Training Loads for Intensive and Extensive Tactical-Conditioning in Soccer Small Sided Games

This study aimed to investigate the external and internal training loads (ITLs; session-RPE method) of 18 elite U20 soccer players undertaking a tactical-conditioning training program with special reference to small-sided games (SSGs). 

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Tue

20

Dec

2022

High metabolic load distance in professional soccer according to competitive level and playing positions

This study aimed to examine the Spanish professional soccer players’ high metabolic load distance profile, comparing competitive level and playing positions.

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Thu

15

Dec

2022

Analysis of the Association between Internal and External Training Load Indicators in Elite Soccer: Multiple Regression Study

The aim of this study was to identify the external training load (ETL) variables that are most influential on the session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) during elite soccer training.

 

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Tue

13

Dec

2022

Effects of Eight-Week Circuit Training with Core Exercises on Performance in Adult Male Soccer Players

The study aims to investigate the effects of circuit training with a core exercise program on physical performance in competitive amateur soccer players.

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Mon

12

Dec

2022

Latest research in football - week 47 -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

10

Dec

2022

Weekly Training Load across a Standard Microcycle in a Sub-Elite Youth Football Academy: A Comparison between Starters and Non-Starters

The aim of this study was to compare the weekly training load on a standard microcycle in starters (START) and non-starters (NoSTART) of a sub-elite youth football academy.

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Fri

09

Dec

2022

Effects of an experimental short-time high-intensity warm-up on explosive muscle strength performance in soccer players: A pilot study

This study evaluated the effects of an a short time warm-up consisting of a small number of intermittent high-intensity sprints on explosive muscle strength performance in soccer players and to identify recovery times after performing the sprints. Reliability of a smartphone app for jumping performance was established.

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Wed

07

Dec

2022

Effect of Small-Sided Games with and without the Offside Rule on Young Soccer Players: Reliability of Physiological Demands

This study aimed to compare the physiological demand between three vs. three small-sided games (SSGs) with (3vs.3WITH) and without (3vs.3WITHOUT) the offside rule, as well as the within and between-session reliability.

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Tue

06

Dec

2022

Season Match Loads of Under-23 Soccer Team: Differences between Different Starting Statuses throughout the Season

This study aimed to quantify the external match loads (EMLs) of a Portuguese U23 soccer team, competing at the highest national level for the age group, comparing players with different starting status throughout a competitive season and specific blocks.

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Fri

25

Nov

2022

Genetic profiles to identify talents in elite endurance athletes and professional football players

The genetic profile that is needed to identify talents has been studied extensively in recent years. The objective of this investigation was to approach, the study of genetic variants in several polygenic profiles and their role in elite endurance and professional football by comparing the allelic and genotypic frequencies to the non-athlete.

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Thu

24

Nov

2022

What are the significant turning demands of match play of an English Premier League soccer team?

This study aimed to compare the significant turning demands of English Premier League soccer match play relative to playing position using LiDAR technology.

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Tue

22

Nov

2022

Training elite youth soccer players: area per player in small-sided games to replicate the match demands

The aim was to determine the area per player (ApP) in small- (SSG) or large-sided games (LSG) to replicate the official match demands in elite youth soccer players.

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Mon

21

Nov

2022

Effect of an Energy Drink On Muscle and Liver Damage Enzymes, And Cardiovascular Indices in Soccer Players

This study aimed to investigate the acute effects of hype energy drink (HED) to ameliorate liver and muscle damage enzymes and cardiovascular indices-induced by a soccer match.

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Thu

17

Nov

2022

FIFA 2022 World Cup Players and Teams transfer value

The FIFA 2022 World Cup is about to kick off and it feels interesting to have a closer look on the estimated transfer value running around on the pitch.

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Thu

17

Nov

2022

High-speed Training in a Specific Context in Soccer: Transition Games

The aims of this study were to compare the load of three tasks designed to train features of soccer: a transition game (TG), a small sided game (SSG) with a change of playing area, and a large-sided game (LSG).

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Tue

15

Nov

2022

When and how do professional soccer players experience maximal intensity sprints in LaLiga?

The purpose was to 1) examine the periods in which maximal intensity sprints occurred and 2) analyze the maximal intensity sprints registered in match play considering the effect of playing position and other contextual variables.

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Fri

11

Nov

2022

The Influence of Weekly Sprint Volume and Maximal Velocity Exposures on Eccentric Hamstring Strength in Professional Football

The purpose was to examine the relationship between sprinting and eccentric hamstring strength by monitoring total weekly sprint distance and weekly efforts > 90% and >95% of maximum velocity (VMax).

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Wed

09

Nov

2022

Clustering ball possession duration according to players’ role in football small-sided games

This study aimed to explore which offensive variables best discriminate the ball possession duration according to players specific role (defenders, midfielders, attackers) during a 3vs3+Gk football small-sided games (SSG).

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Tue

08

Nov

2022

Workload is associated with the occurrence of non-contact injuries in professional male footballers

This cohort study describes the relationship between workload parameters and the occurrence of non-contact injuries, during weeks with high and low workload in professional soccer players throughout the season.

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Fri

04

Nov

2022

Analyzing the within and between Players Variability of Heart Rate and Locomotor Responses in SSG Performed Repeatedly over a Week

The purpose of this study was to analyze the between-session and within-player variability of heart rates and locomotor responses of young male soccer players in 3v3 and 5v5 small-sided game formats.

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Wed

02

Nov

2022

Influence of Tactical Behaviour on Running in the 3 Most Successful Soccer Teams During the Season of the Spanish First Division

The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of tactical behavior on physical performance of the three best Spanish soccer teams.

 

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Mon

31

Oct

2022

Quantification of Pre-Season and In-Season Training Intensity across an Entire Competitive Season of Professional Footballers

The aim of this study was to quantify the training load in two microcycles (Ms) from pre- and another two from in-season and to analyze playing position influences on the load experienced by professional soccer players.

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Thu

27

Oct

2022

Effect of 3 vs. 3 SSG on Various Performance, Inflammatory, Muscle Damage and Hormonal Indicators in Semi-Professional Players

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a soccer small-sided game (SSG) on performance, inflammatory, muscle damage and hormonal indicators.

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Wed

26

Oct

2022

Physiological and locomotor demands during small‑sided games are related to match demands and physical fitness?

The purpose of the study was: (i) to analyze the relationships of physiological and locomotor demands between small-sided games (3v3 and 5v5) and official matches (11v11); (ii) to analyze the relationships between small-sided games demands and the physical fitness of youth soccer players.

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Mon

24

Oct

2022

Immediate effect of stabilization exercises versus conventional exercises of the trunk on dynamic balance among trained footballers

Trunk stability is key in controlling body balance and movements. Trunk Stabilization Exercises (TSE) and Conventional Trunk Exercises (CTE) are performed to improve dynamic balance. The aim was to compare the immediate effect of TSE with that of CTE on dynamic balance in trained soccer players.

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Wed

19

Oct

2022

Can high-intensity interval training and small-sided games be effective for improving physical fitness after detraining?

The aim of this study was two-fold: (i) analyze the within-group physical fitness adaptations promoted by a detraining period (4 weeks) followed by an intervention period (4 weeks) using small-sided games (SSGs) or running-based high intensity interval training (HIIT); and (ii) analyze the between-group differences aiming to identify the effectiveness of each training intervention on the physical fitness of youth male soccer players.

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Mon

17

Oct

2022

The Influence of In-Game Changes of Tactical Formation in Professional Soccer

This study aimed to examine the effects of in-game changes in tactical formation on match performance and to analyze coach-specific differences.

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Thu

13

Oct

2022

Effects of small‑sided games and running‑based high‑intensity interval training on body composition and fitness in U19 female soccer players

The aim of this study was to compare the effects of small-sided games (SSGs) and running-based high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on the body composition and physical fitness of youth female soccer players.

 

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Thu

13

Oct

2022

Classified metabolic power‑based measures in professional football players: comparison between playing positions and match period

The aim of this study was (i) provide reference data of metabolic power-based measures during professional football matches; and to (ii) analyze the between-position and between-halves differences of power-based measures during professional football matches.

 

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Mon

10

Oct

2022

Seasonal variations of the relationships between measures of training monotony and strain in professional soccer players

The purposes of this study were (a) to determine the variations in internal and external measures of training monotony (TM) and strain (TS) in professional soccer players according to periods of the season and playing positions, and (b) to analyze the relationships between internal and external measures of TM and TS.

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Thu

06

Oct

2022

Etiology and Recovery of Neuromuscular Function Following Academy Soccer Training

To profile the etiology and recovery time-course of neuromuscular function in response to a mixed-content, standard training week in professional academy soccer players. We concurrently examined physical performance, cognitive function, and perceptual measures of mood and wellness states to identify a range of simple tests applied practitioners could use in the field as surrogate measures of neuromuscular function.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thu

04

Aug

2022

Physiological and Sprint Kinetics Associated With the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1 Performances in Soccer Players

The aim was to assess the true physiological kinetics (VO2 and heart-rate responses) during the YYIR1 and to evaluate the correlations between the physiological kinetics, sprint kinetics, and YYIR1 performance parameters.

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Mon

01

Aug

2022

Relationships between Fitness Status and Blood Biomarkers in Professional Soccer Players

The aim of this study was to test the changes of blood markers and physical fitness outcomes at the beginning and following the PS phase. Additionally, associations of training adaptations between blood markers and the physical fitness measures were analyzed.

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Thu

28

Jul

2022

Effects of Chronological, Relative Age, Maturation Status on Training Load and Perceived Exertion in Young Football Players

The aims of this study were 1) to analyze the influence of chronological age, relative age, and biological maturation on accumulated training load and perceived exertion in young sub-elite football players and 2) to understand the interaction effects amongst age grouping, maturation status, and birth quartiles on accumulated training load and perceived exertion in this target population.

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Wed

27

Jul

2022

Visual strategies of young soccer players during a passing test

The current study investigated gaze behavior of young soccer players during the execution of a soccer passing task.

 

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Mon

25

Jul

2022

The influence of exposure, growth and maturation on injury risk in male academy football players

Adolescence is a period of increased injury risk in youth footballers; however, no studies have considered the influence of growth-related factors and exposure time upon injury risk.

 

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Fri

22

Jul

2022

Predictors of selection into an elite youth football academy: A longitudinal study

Research regarding talent indicators that predict selection into professional academies is increasingly multi-disciplinary, though is typically cross-sectional, failing to consider whether the rate of change of those indicators influences selection. The aim of this study was to determine if longitudinal changes in talent indicators are associated with selection into a professional football academy.

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Wed

20

Jul

2022

Influence of the Weekly and Match-play Load on Muscle Injury in Professional Football Players

The aim of this investigation was to examine the impact of the weekly training load and the match running patterns prior to a muscle injury as potential risk factors of muscle injury in professional football players.

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Tue

19

Jul

2022

Injury risk is greater in physically mature versus biologically younger male soccer players from academies in different countries

This study aimed to investigate if maturity status was associated with injury risk in male academy soccer

players.

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Fri

15

Jul

2022

Are acute:chronic workload of perceived exertion and running based variables sensible to detect variations between player positions?

The aim of this study was to describe and compare the in-season variations of acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) coupled, uncoupled, and exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) through session rating of perceived exertion (s-RPE), total distance (TD), high-speed running distance (HSRD) and sprint distance (SPRINT) in three different periods of an elite soccer season according to player positions.

 

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Thu

14

Jul

2022

Effects of congested match periods on acceleration and deceleration profiles in professional soccer

The aim of the present study was to analyse the influence of congested periods of matches on the acceleration (Acc) and deceleration (Dec) profiles of professional soccer players.

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Mon

11

Jul

2022

Changes of Bone Resorption Markers and Performance as an Effect of Sun Exposure, Vitamin D supplementation among footballers

The main purpose of this research was to demonstrate the changes in 25(OH)D concentration, bone resorption markers, and physical fitness along the one-year training season in young soccer players.

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Fri

08

Jul

2022

Molecular Hydrogen Mitigates Performance Decrement during Repeated Sprints in Professional Soccer Players

The aim of this study was to assess the effect of pre-exercise HRW consumption on repeated sprint performance, lactate, and perceptual responses using a repeated sprint protocol.

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Wed

22

Jun

2022

Seasonal Training Load Monitoring Among Elite Footballers: Perceived Exertion and Creatine Kinase Variations Between Microcycles

Seasonal Training Load Monitoring Among Elite Footballers: Perceived Exertion and Creatine Kinase Variations Between Microcycles.

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Tue

21

Jun

2022

Effect of training day, match, and length of the microcycle on workload periodization in professional football: A full-season study

The aims of this study were to: (a) describe and compare the volume and intensity from the workload of professional footballers between training and MD, and (b) analyse the effect the microcycle length on workload.

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Mon

20

Jun

2022

Individual player transfer values summer 2022

Summer break also means transfers.

 

I have had a look at the most expensive 30 players in Europe and their estimated transfer value.

 

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Thu

16

Jun

2022

Center backs work hardest when playing in a back three: The influence of tactical formation on physical and technical match performance

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether tactical formation affects the physical and technical match performance of professional soccer players in the first German Bundesliga.

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Mon

13

Jun

2022

Exploring interactions between maturity status and playing time with fluctuations in physical fitness and hormonal markers in youth soccer players

The purpose of this study was to determine the differences in functional capacities and hormonal indices according to biological maturity and seasonal playing time status in young soccer players.

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Mon

13

Jun

2022

Variations in Internal and External Training Load Measures and Neuromuscular Performance of Professional Soccer Players

The aim was to  described the internal and external training loads (TLs) experienced by soccer players over a 4-week preseason and to examine their effects on vertical jump (VJ) performance, and investigated the relationships between different TL variables.

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Fri

10

Jun

2022

Ultrasound Shear Modulus and Thickness of Lateral Abdominal Muscles in Hip/Groin Problems in Youth Soccer

The objectives were to a) assess the relationship between LAM ultrasound measurements (elasticity and thickness) and self-reported subscales of the Copenhagen Hip and Groin Outcome Score (HAGOS) and b) compare LAM elasticity and thickness between asymptomatic and symptomatic sides.

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Wed

08

Jun

2022

The effects of individual and collective variability on youth players’ movement behaviours during football small-sided games

This study aimed to identify the effects of playing with additional individual (IND), collective (COL) or individual-collective (MIX) variability on youth football players’ performance during small-sided games.

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Mon

06

Jun

2022

Effects of Three Preseason Training Programs on Speed, COD, and Endurance in Recreationally Trained Soccer Players

Coaches must choose wisely between the most efficient methods to improve the physical fitness of players during the preseason. The study compared the effects of plyometric training (PT), sprint interval training (SIT), and small-sided games (SSGs) on the performance of recreationally trained soccer players.

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Mon

06

Jun

2022

Do elite soccer players cover less distance when their team spent more time in possession of the ball?

The purpose of this study was to examine the association between the time spent in possession by teams and the match-running performance in elite soccer matches.

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Thu

02

Jun

2022

Effects of mental fatigue on soccer-specific Performance in young players

The aim was to investigate the effects of mental fatigue on soccer-specific physical and technical performance in young players.

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Tue

31

May

2022

The Relationship between Different Large-Sided Games and Official Matches on Professional Football Players’ Locomotor Intensity

The aim of this study was: (1) to investigate the locomotor demands imposed by large-sided games (LSGs) vs  official matches; and (2) to compare the effect of different pitch sizes’ LSG conditions in the locomotor demands.

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Mon

30

May

2022

The dose–response relationship between training-load measures and aerobic fitness in elite academy soccer players

The aim of the current study was to examine the dose–response relationships between training load (TL) measures and the consequent changes in aerobic fitness.

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Fri

27

May

2022

The influence of the offside rule on players’ positional dynamics in soccer small-sided games

The aim of this study was to to compare the positional dynamics of 3v3 SSGs with and without the offside rule.

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Tue

24

May

2022

Occurrences of near-to-maximal speed-running bouts in elite soccer: Insights for training prescription and injury mitigation

The aim of this study was to quantify the occurrence of near-to-maximal speed-running bouts in elite footballers.

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Mon

23

May

2022

Visual search strategy and anticipation in tactical behavior of young soccer players

Visual search strategy and anticipation in tactical behavior of young soccer players.

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Thu

19

May

2022

Analysis of the Effect of Injuries on Match Performance Variables in Professional Footballers: A Retrospective, Longitudinal Design

This study aimed to analyze the changes in match performance parameters in professional soccer players after sustaining an injury, which was defined according to injury severity.

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Tue

17

May

2022

Recovery following the extra-time period of soccer: Practitioner perspectives and applied practices

Recovery following the extra-time period of soccer: Practitioner perspectives and applied practices.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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