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Maturation-related adaptations in running speed in response to sprint training in youth soccer players

Moran, J and Parry, DA and Lewis, I and Collison, J and Rumpf, MC and Sandercock, GRH (2018) 'Maturation-related adaptations in running speed in response to sprint training in youth soccer players.' Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21 (5). pp. 538-542. ISSN 1440-2440

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Abstract

Objectives This study investigated the effects of a previously recommended dose of sprint training (ST) in young male soccer players of differing maturity status. Design Quasi-experimental design. Methods Male soccer players from two professional academies were divided into Pre-PHV (Training: n = 12; Control: n = 13) and Mid-PHV (Training: n = 7; Control = 10) groups. The training groups completed 16 sprints of 20 m with 90 seconds recovery, once per week. Results Between-group effect sizes (ES) were substantially larger in Pre-PHV (10 m [1.54, CI: 0.74 to 2.23]; 20 m [1.49, CI: 0.75 to 2.23]; 5-10-5 [0.92, CI: 0.23 to 1.61]) than in Mid-PHV (10 m [-0.00, CI: −0.81 to 0.81]; 20 m [-0.12, CI: −0.93 to 0.69]; 5-10-5 [-0.41, CI: −1.22 to 0.41]). Within-group effects demonstrated a similar, though less accentuated, trend which revealed ST to be effective in both Pre-PHV (10 m [0.44, CI: −0.24 to 1.12]; 20 m [0.45, CI: −0.23 to 1.13]; 5-10-5 [0.69, CI: 0.00 to 1.38]) and Mid-PHV (10 m [0.51, CI: −0.38 to 1.40]; 20 m [0.33, CI: −0.56 to 1.21]; 5-10-5 [0.43, CI: −0.46 to 1.32]). Conclusions ST, in the amount of 16 sprints over 20 m with a 90 s rest, may be more effective in Pre-PHV youths than in Mid-PHV youths.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trainability; speed; sprinting; youth; athletes
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 13:57
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:42
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20408

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