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Influence of age on performance in a repeated sprint test in young soccer players

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dc.contributor.author Sánchez Sánchez, Javier
dc.contributor.author García Unanue, Jorge Fernando
dc.contributor.author Hernando, H.
dc.contributor.author López Fernández, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Ubago Guisado, Esther
dc.contributor.author Colino Acevedo, Enrique
dc.contributor.author León, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Gallardo Guerrero, Leonor
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-17T12:02:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-17T12:02:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Sánchez Sánchez, J., García Unanue, J. F., Hernando, H., López Fernández, J., Ubago Guisado, E., Colino Acevedo, E., León, M., & Gallardo Guerrero, L. (2018). Influence of age on performance in a repeated sprint test in young soccer players. In Book of abstracts: 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. European College of Sport Science. spa
dc.identifier.isbn 9783981841411
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/8779
dc.description.abstract Previous studies have shown that the ability to recover and reproduce the performance in repeated sprints is a specific requirement of football physical fitness. The Repeated Sprint Ability (RSA) test has demonstrated to be a discriminatory variable between professional and amateur footballers. However, few studies have analyzed its effect on different age categories in terms of performance and fatigue. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze the influence of age on performance in a repeated sprint test in young soccer players. METHODS: A total of 62 amateur young football players from 3 different age categories (U14, n=21; U16, n=20; and U18, n=21) participated in the study. Subjects were recruited from an elite football academy, with which was signed an agreement for the realization of this study. The RSA test Included 7 repetitive 30-meters long sprints with 20 seconds of recovery between them. Four pairs of photocells (Witty, Microgate, Bolzano, Italy) placed in 0, 5, 25 and 30 m assessed the performance in this test. The best time of sprint (RSABEST), the mean time (RSAMEAN), the total time (RSATT), the percentage of decreasing (RSADEC) and the difference between the best and worst sprint during the RSA test (RSACHANGE) were calculated. Two-way ANOVA and Bonferroni post-hoc test was used to analyse the differences in RSA time (age category x sprint number). Results: The analysis of the RSA test according to the category revealed greater sprint times in the U14 players throughout the complete test and all the sections analyzed (p <0.01). Differences were greater in the 30-m sprint analysis (ES: U14 vs. U16: 0.92-3.17, U14 vs. U18: 1.11-4.08). However, the comparison between U16 and U18 did not show any significant difference (p> 0.05), except a lower RSABEST in U18 (- 0.122 s, ES: 1.09, 95% CI: -0.236 to -0.008, p = 0.031). The deterioration of the performance with respect to the first sprint in the analysis of the 30-meter RSA test is evident from the fifth sprint in all the categories analyzed (p <0.01), although the RSADEC and the RSACHANGE were not significantly different between age categories (p> 0.05). CONCLUSION: The ability to repeat sprints is differs according to age. Therefore, the results of the RSA test can constitute a discriminatory variable of the age category of the soccer player. However, the deterioration of performance in the RSA test was independent of the age category. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Influence of age on performance in a repeated sprint test in young soccer players spa
dc.type conferenceObject spa
dc.description.impact No data (2018) spa
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Futbolistas spa
dc.subject.uem Edad adulta spa
dc.subject.uem Fisiología humana spa
dc.subject.unesco Atleta spa
dc.subject.unesco Grupo de edad spa
dc.subject.unesco Efectos fisiológicos spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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