Game demands of 7-aside soccer in young players

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  • J.C. Barbero-Alvarez
  • M.C. López
  • C. Castagna
  • C. Barbero-Alvarez
  • D.V. Romero
  • A.W. Blanchfield
  • F.Y. Nakamura
The aim of this study was to examine the activity patterns and physiological demands of 7-a-side youth soccer matches across two chronological age categories (U12 and U14). Twenty-two soccer players of a national youth soccer academy were investigated. Players of each age category performed two training match (2 x 25 min) and were monitored by GPS and heart rate monitor units. Players of both categories covered similar total distance (5348 +/- 307 m), at similar mean heart rate values (86 +/- 4% of maximum). However, the number of high-intensity runs (82.5 +/- 17.4 vs. 69.7 +/- 15.2) and total distance covered during sprints (264 +/- 207 vs. 128 +/- 74 m) were significantly (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1771-1779
JournalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Issue number7
Early online date21 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
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