Monitoring Matches and Small-sided Games in Elite Young Soccer Players.

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serval:BIB_05844A9B1AF0
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Monitoring Matches and Small-sided Games in Elite Young Soccer Players.
Journal
International journal of sports medicine
Author(s)
Darbellay J., Meylan C.M.P., Malatesta D.
ISSN
1439-3964 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0172-4622
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
41
Number
12
Pages
832-838
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
The aim of this study was to compare the distances at various intensity in matches and small-sided games in elite-young soccer players using the metabolic power approach and running speed methods through fixed and individual speed zones. The second aim was to investigate the difference in high intensity external workload (% of total distances covered > 16 km/h or > 20 W/kg) between matches and small-sided games. Global positioning system data from 14 elite-youth players were analyzed during 13 matches and two types of small sided-games. Five intensity zones were used to compare the running distances between the metabolic power approach and the classic performance analysis. Metabolic power recorded more distances covered at high intensity than the running speed methods for every playing situations, except for the zone 5 of fixed speed (> 19 km/h) in matches (P<0.05). Smaller differences of external workload at high intensity were found when using the metabolic power approach compared to the traditional performance analysis. Our results highlight that the traditional analysis underestimates the athlete's high intensity efforts. The metabolic power approach seems more relevant to monitor matches and training situations but also to compare matches to small-sided games in elite-young soccer players.
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