Generic Versus Small-sided Game Training in Soccer

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dc.contributor.author Hill-Haas, Stephen en_US
dc.contributor.author Coutts, Aaron en_US
dc.contributor.author Rowsell, Greg en_US
dc.contributor.author Dawson, Bonnie en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:51:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:51:30Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008007771 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hill-Haas Stephen et al. 2009, 'Generic Versus Small-sided Game Training in Soccer', Georg Thieme Verlag Kg, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 636-642. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0172-4622 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9729
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to compare 7 weeks of soccer-specific small-sided game (SSG) and mixed generic fitness training, on selected physiological, perceptual and performance variables. Twenty-five elite youth players were randomly allocated to either a SSG (coach selected) or generic training group (GTG), in a randomised, parallel matched-group design. In addition to normal training, each group completed two fitness training sessions per week of equal duration. Players completed a (V)over dotO(2max) treadmill test, Multistage Fitness Test (MSFT), Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1 (YYIRTL1), 12x20 m test of repeated-sprint ability (RSA) and 20-m sprint test pre and post training. Training heart rate, perceived training intensity and perceptual fatigue measures were recorded throughout the training period. There were no differences in training heart rate or perceptual well-being measures. However, the GTG did perceive their training to be more intense than SSG. There were no changes in either group for (V)over dotO(2max), MSFT, RSA or sprint performance. However, there were improvements in YYIRTL1 performance for both groups over time, but not between groups. The results show that both types of training are equally effective at improving pre-season YYIRTL1 performance, despite GTG being perceived to be more intense. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Georg Thieme Verlag Kg en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0029-1220730 en_US
dc.title Generic Versus Small-sided Game Training in Soccer en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Sports Medicine en_US
dc.journal.volume 30 en_US
dc.journal.number 9 en_US
dc.publocation New York en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 636 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 642 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Faculty of Business en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 110604 en_US
dc.personcode 0000034935 en_US
dc.personcode 020100 en_US
dc.personcode 0000018149 en_US
dc.personcode 96001122 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sports Medicine en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000269761800002 en_US
dc.description.keywords soccer training; aerobic fitness; intermittent exercise en_US


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