Relationships Between High Intensity Running and Outcome of Technical-Tactical Skills in Professional Soccer Players During Match Play
American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages: 1-9
Received: Jan. 9, 2016;
Accepted: Jan. 20, 2016;
Published: Feb. 14, 2016
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Cristoforo Filetti, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy; QSL - Qatar Stars League: Football Association, Doha, Qatar; Doctorate School in Advanced Technology in Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports, Cycle XXVII, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
Stefano D’Ottavio, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy; FIGC - Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio, Florence, Italy; Doctorate School in Advanced Technology in Rehabilitation Medicine and Sports, Cycle XXVII, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
Bruno Ruscello, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy; University of Rome “San Raffaele”, Rome, Italy; Sport 3.0 Foundation, Bologna, Italy
Vincenzo Manzi, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
Wassim Moalla, Research Unit EM2S, ISSEP Sfax, Tunisia
This study aimed to investigate the relationships between high-intensity activities (HIA: speed, acceleration, Metabolic Power) and the outcomes of some technical-tactical skills in professional soccer players (n=610, age 26.8±7.0) during 50 games of the Italian “SERIE A” season 2013-2014. The analysis was carried out through a semi-automatic match analysis video-system. Each technical skill was automatically recognized and the number of events that overcame the threshold values we set as significant for high intensity activities, within 5s before the execution. Shots on goal showed that the HIA might be a discriminant factor in the outcomes (71.1% Success vs 61.5% Not Success, χ2 test, p<0.001). Crossing is clearly influenced by one preceding HIA (p<0.001). This study provides important insights referring to the different physical components occurring before performing a technical skill, highlighting the need of a close cooperation among coaches and physical trainers when assessing a match and designing the training programs.
Relationships Between High Intensity Running and Outcome of Technical-Tactical Skills in Professional Soccer Players During Match Play, American Journal of Sports Science.
Vol. 4, No. 1,
2016, pp. 1-9.
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