Special topics

Special topics

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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Fri

08

Apr

2022

Perceived load, fatigue and recovery responses during congested and non-congested micro-cycles in international football tournaments

The aims of the study were to describe the perceived load, fatigue and recovery profiles during congested and non-congested schedules in international football tournaments.

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Tue

05

Apr

2022

Quantifying volume and high-speed technical actions of professional soccer players using foot-mounted inertial measurement units

The aims of the study were two-fold: i) examine the validity and reliability of high-speed kicking actions using foot-mounted inertial measurement unit’s (IMU), ii) quantify soccer players within-microcycle and inter-positional differences in both the frequency and speed of technical actions.

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Mon

04

Apr

2022

Youth-to-Senior Transition in Elite European Club Soccer

The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of this direct youth-to-senior pathway by examining the extent to which club-trained players (CTPs) are currently involved in elite male European soccer.

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Fri

01

Apr

2022

The relationship between running distance and coaches’ perception of team performance in professional soccer during multiple seasons

This study analyzed how the physical movement profile of soccer matches evolved throughout a season by assessing the variability of different metrics depending on the season phase. In addition, the evolution of running distances was investigated in the relation to the team performance based on the coaches’ perception.

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Thu

31

Mar

2022

The New Generation of Professional Soccer Talent Is Born under the Bias of the RAE: RAE in International Male Youth Championships

In 2019, numerous championships of youth categories soccer national teams were held. The aim was to analyzed the existence of the Relative Age Effect (RAE) in four major male championships that.

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Tue

29

Mar

2022

The “Hockey” Assist Makes the Difference - Validation of a Defensive Disruptiveness Model to Evaluate Passing Sequences in Elite Soccer

The aim of this study is to validate a performance indicator, namely D-Def, measuring passing effectiveness.

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Fri

25

Mar

2022

Adherence to an Injury Prevention Warm-Up Program in Children’s Soccer - A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial

This study examined the impact of high adherence to a neuromuscular training (NMT) warm-up on the risk of lower extremity (LE) injuries in children’s soccer.

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Thu

24

Mar

2022

The Influence of the Coach’s Autonomy Support and Controlling Behaviours on Motivation and Sport Commitment of Youth Footballers

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to analyse the influence of young soccer players’ perception of their coach’s autonomy-supportive and controlling behaviours on the satisfaction and frustration of their basic psychological needs (BPN) and sport commitment.

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Tue

22

Mar

2022

Maturity Has a Greater Association than Relative Age with Physical Performance in English Male Academy Soccer Players

This study aimed to: 1) examine differences in physical performance across birth-quartiles and maturity-status, and 2) determine the relationships among relative age, maturation and performance in young footballers.

 

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Mon

21

Mar

2022

Short-term effects of on-field combined core strength and small-sided games training on physical performance in soccer players

This study aimed to compare the effects of 6-weeks combined core strength and small-sided games training (SSGcore) vs. small-sided games (SSG) training on the physical performance of young soccer players.

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Mon

14

Mar

2022

Impact of elite soccer coaching change on team performance according to coach- and club-related variables

The aim of the current study was: (i) to compare team’s performance when coached by new and old coaches; (ii) to investigate the impact of a coaching change on performance according to coach- and club-related factors.

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Fri

11

Mar

2022

Fitness improvements of footballers after high volume or small sided games interventions

The main goal was to determine anaerobic and aerobic improvement of young soccer players after six-week high volume (HVT) or small sided games (SSG) training intervention.

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Wed

09

Mar

2022

Influence of contextual factors on physical demands and technical‑tactical actions regarding position in professional footballers

The aim of this study was to analyse the physical demands and technical-tactical actions for each playing position according to game location and final outcome in professional soccer players.

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Thu

03

Mar

2022

The Potentiating Response to Accentuated Eccentric Loading in Professional Football Players

The purpose of this study was to assess the acute effect of Accentuated Eccentric Loading (AEL) on countermovement jump height (CMJH), peak power output (PPO) and peak velocity in male professional footballers using loads of 20% or 40% of body mass (AEL20 or AEL40, respectively).

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Tue

01

Mar

2022

Factors Associated with Hip and Groin Pain in Elite Youth Football Players: A Cohort Study

The aims of this study were to identify whether preseason hip adductor and abductor strength and HAGOS subscale scores of male and female elite youth football players are associated with in-season or historical (lifetime) hip and groin pain.

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Mon

28

Feb

2022

Blood Biomarkers Variations across the Pre-Season and Interactions with Training Load: A Study in Professional Soccer Players

The aim of this study was to analyze the blood measures changes and their relationships with training loads changes after pre-season training.

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Thu

24

Feb

2022

In-Season Internal Load and Wellness Variations in Professional Women Soccer Players: Comparisons between Positions and Status

The aims of this study were threefold: (a) to describe the weekly variations of training monotony (TrMon), training strain and acute: chronic workload ratio ((ACWR) through session Rated Perceived Exertion (s-RPE); (b) to describe weekly variations of Hooper Index [stress, fatigue, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and sleep]; and (c) to compare those variations between playing positions and player status.

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Wed

23

Feb

2022

Exploration of the Age-Category Soccer Performance Effects During Ball Possession Small-Sided Games

The aim of this investigation was to explore the age-category effects on external training workloads, internal training load metrics and tactical individual actions during 4 vs. 4 ball possession small-sided game (SSG) constrained within three different playing areas.

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Mon

21

Feb

2022

Exploration of the Age-Category Soccer Performance Effects During Ball Possession Small-Sided Games

The aim of this investigation was to explore the age-category effects on external training workloads, internal training load metrics and tactical individual actions during 4 vs. 4 ball possession small-sided game (SSG) constrained within three different playing areas.

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Fri

18

Feb

2022

Antioxidants Markers of Professional Soccer Players During the Season and their Relationship with Competitive Performance

The aim of this study was to assess antioxidant markers before and after a mid-season of professional soccer players from the 3rd Spanish Division, and to correlate antioxidant markers with competitive performance.

 

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Wed

16

Feb

2022

Is the Integration of Additional Eccentric, Balance and Core Muscles Training Effective in Improving Strength and Postural Stability?

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the incorporation of a brief and supplementary training program that involves eccentric, balance, and core exercises into the weekly soccer schedule can cause positive neuromuscular adaptations.

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Mon

14

Feb

2022

The relationships between knee extensors/flexors strength and balance control in elite male soccer players

This study's aim was to determine the relationship between lower-limb muscle strength and balance control in elite male soccer players.

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Thu

10

Feb

2022

The Differentiate Effects of Resistance Training With or Without External Load on Performance and Body Composition

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 15 weeks (2/week) of two different resistance training (RT) programs [the self-load group (SG) vs. the overload group (OG)] on selected measures of physical performance in young male soccer players.

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Wed

09

Feb

2022

Long-standing pubic-related groin pain in professional academy soccer players: possible risk factors, rehabilitation and return to play

The current study aims to evaluate potential risk-factors, propose a criteria-based conservative rehabilitation protocol and assess return-to-play outcomes among professional youth soccer players suffering from long-standing (> 6 weeks) pubic-related groin pain (LSPRGP).

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Mon

07

Feb

2022

Age-Related Differences in Hamstring Flexibility in Prepubertal Soccer Players: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study

This study aimed to investigate the hamstring flexibility rate among prepubertal soccer players from U8 to U12 and the role of age and soccer years of practice on the course of hamstring flexibility.

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Fri

04

Feb

2022

Seasonal Changes and Relationships in Training Loads, Neuromuscular Performance, and Recovery in Competitive Female Soccer Players

The purpose of this study was to examine seasonal changes in training load (TL), neuromuscular performance, subjective recovery, and stress state (SS), and to investigate the relationships between acute (ATL) and chronic (CTL) and neuromuscular performance in competitive female soccer players.

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Tue

01

Feb

2022

Relationship Between Explosive Strength Capacity of the Knee Muscles and Deceleration Performance in Female Professional Soccer Players

The aim was to investigate the relationship between linear deceleration performance and explosive strength capacity of the knee muscles in professional female soccer players.

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Tue

01

Feb

2022

The Influence of Time Winning and Time Losing on Position-Specific Match Physical Demands in Spanish Football

The Influence of Time Winning and Time Losing on Position-Specific Match Physical Demands in Spanish Football.

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Fri

28

Jan

2022

Relative Training Load and Match Outcome: Are Professional Soccer Players Actually Undertrained during the In-Season?

This study aimed to investigate the possible influence of RTL on final match outcome in soccer (win, draw, and loss).

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Thu

27

Jan

2022

Impact of Possession and Player Position on Physical and Technical-Tactical Performance Indicators in Football

The purpose was to investigate the impact of high (HPBPT) and low percentage ball possession teams (LPBPT) on physical and technical-tactical performance indicators in the Chinese Football Super League (CSL).

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Mon

24

Jan

2022

In‑season monotony, strain and workload of perceived exertion, GPS running based variables between positions of an elite football team

The aim of this study was to describe the in-season variations of training monotony, training strain, and acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) through session rating of perceived exertion (s-RPE), total distance (TD) and high-speed running (HSR) according to playing positions in an elite soccer team.

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Mon

24

Jan

2022

Pitch Configurations Constrain Tactics and the Creation of Goal Scoring Opportunities during Small Sided Games in Youth Soccer Players

Pitch Configurations Constrain Tactics and the Creation of Goal Scoring Opportunities during Small Sided Games in Youth Soccer Players.

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Sat

22

Jan

2022

UEFA Champions League Pre-Match Warm-Up of Wolfsburg FC

Below is a video of the UEFA Champions League Pre-Match Warm-up of Wolfsburg FC before their game against Sevilla FC in 2021.

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Fri

21

Jan

2022

Sprint Variables Are Associated with the Odds Ratios of Non-Contact Injuries in Professional Soccer Players

Evidence has emerged that a high volume of sprinting during training is associated with an increased risk of non-contact injuries in professional footballers. Training load has been reported as a modifiable risk factor for successive injury in football.

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Thu

20

Jan

2022

Influence of 2D:4D ratio on fitness parameters and accumulated training load in elite youth footballer

The purpose of the study was : (1) to analyze the influence of anthropometric and 2D:4D ratio on variations of accumulated training load (ATL) and fitness parameters: maximal oxygen uptake (V̇O2max), countermovement jump (CMJ), isometric muscular strength of quadriceps (ISQ) and hamstring (ISH); along three stages of evaluation of footballers based on playing positions; (2) to analyze the correlations between 2D:4D ratio and mentioned parameters; and (3) to investigate if variance in fitness levels and ATL can explain the 2D:4D ratio.

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Tue

18

Jan

2022

Associations between Physical Status and Training Load in Women Soccer Players

This study aimed to analyze the variations of fitness status, as well as test the relationships between accumulated training load and fitness changes in women soccer players.

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Effects of a Specific Core Stability Program on the Sprint and Change-of-Direction Performance in Footballers

The objective of this study was to analyze the effects of the level of specificity of a CORE stability program on specific football actions.

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