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Alejandro Rodríguez-Fernández, Javier Sánchez Sánchez, José A Rodríguez-Marroyo, David Casamichana, José G Villa
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have analyzed during competitive season different conditioning programs to improve soccer players' repeat sprint ability (RSA). However, few studies have focused on analysing what happens with this ability after small-sided games (SSG)-based training. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the changes in physical performance after 5-weeks of pre-season training composed of SSGs in amateur soccer players. METHODS: Twenty-four male soccer players performed RSA, a sit-and-reach and two vertical jump (squat and counter movement jump) tests before and after 5-weeks of pre- season training using fundamentally SSGs...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685009/effect-of-dry-needling-on-thigh-muscle-strength-and-hip-flexion-in-elite-soccer-players
#2
Christian Haser, Thomas Stöggl, Monika Kriner, Jörg Mikoleit, Bernd Wolfahrt, Johannes Scherr, Martin Halle, Florian Pfab
PURPOSE: Increase in muscle force, endurance and flexibility is desired in elite athletes in order to improve performance and avoid injuries but often hindered by occurence of myofascial trigger points. Dry needling (DN) has been shown effective in eliminating myofascial trigger points. METHODS: This randomized controlled study in 30 elite youth soccer players of a professional soccer Bundesliga Club investigated the effects of four weekly sessions of DN plus water-pressure-massage on thigh muscle force and range-of-motion of hip flexion...
September 28, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632868/associations-between-functional-and-isolated-performance-measures-in-collegiate-women-s-soccer-players
#3
Ryan S McCann, Kyle B Kosik, Masafumi Terada, Megan Q Beard, Gretchen E Buskirk, Phillip A Gribble
CONTEXT: The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) are functional performance measures capable of predicting lower extremity injury risk. While suboptimal SEBT and FMS performances are influenced by multiple factors, the contribution of hip strength and flexibility to these tests is mostly unknown. Examination of hip strength and flexibility influences on the SEBT and FMS may direct clinicians to better methods of correcting functional deficits. OBJECTIVE: Determine the relationships of isometric hip strength and hip passive range of motion (PROM) with functional performance measures...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582278/no-relationship-between-hamstring-flexibility-and-hamstring-injuries-in-male-amateur-soccer-players-a-prospective-study
#4
Mitchell C M van Doormaal, Nick van der Horst, Frank J G Backx, Dirk-Wouter Smits, Bionka M A Huisstede
BACKGROUND: In soccer, although hamstring flexibility is thought to play a major role in preventing hamstring injuries, the relationship between hamstring flexibility and hamstring injuries remains unclear. PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between hamstring flexibility and hamstring injuries in male amateur soccer players. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: This study included 450 male first-class amateur soccer players (mean age, 24...
August 31, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443327/associations-between-functional-and-isolated-performance-measures-in-collegiate-women-s-soccer-players
#5
Ryan S McCann, Kyle B Kosik, Masafumi Terada, Megan Q Beard, Gretchen E Buskirk, Phillip A Gribble
CONTEXT: The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) are functional performance measures capable of predicting lower extremity injury risk. While suboptimal SEBT and FMS performances are influenced by multiple factors, the contribution of hip strength and flexibility to these tests is mostly unknown. Examination of hip strength and flexibility influences on the SEBT and FMS may direct clinicians to better methods of correcting functional deficits. OBJECTIVE: Determine the relationships of isometric hip strength and hip passive range of motion (PROM) with functional performance measures...
July 21, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27410769/effect-of-high-and-low-flexibility-levels-on-physical-fitness-and-neuromuscular-properties-in-professional-soccer-players
#6
E Rey, A Padrón-Cabo, R Barcala-Furelos, M Mecías-Calvo
This study aimed to analyse the impact of high and low flexibility levels of hamstring and quadriceps muscles on physical fitness and neuromuscular properties in professional soccer players. 62 male professional soccer players participated in this study and performed 2 instrumented flexibility tests (passive straight leg raise [PSLR] and quadriceps flexibility [QF]). Anaerobic performance was assessed using countermovement jump (CMJ), Abalakov vertical jump, 20-m sprint, and Balsom agility test. A k-means cluster analysis was performed to identify a cut-off value of hamstring and quadriceps flexibility and classify players as high hamstring flexibility (HHF) and low hamstring flexibility (LHF) or high quadriceps flexibility (HQF) and low quadriceps flexibility (LQF), respectively, according to the PSLR and QF performances...
October 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27398916/the-physical-and-athletic-performance-characteristics-of-division-i-collegiate-female-soccer-players-by-position
#7
Robert G Lockie, Matthew R Moreno, Adrina Lazar, Ashley J Orjalo, Dominic V Giuliano, Fabrice G Risso, DeShaun L Davis, Jeff B Crelling, John R Lockwood, Farzad Jalilvand
Playing positions in soccer can exhibit different movement demands during a match, contributing to variations in physical and performance characteristics. NCAA soccer features different substitution rules when compared to FIFA-sanctioned matches, which could influence each players' characteristics. Therefore, this study determined the athletic performance characteristics of Division I female soccer players. Twenty-six players (3 goalkeepers; 8 defenders; 10 midfielders; 5 forwards) from the same squad completed assessments of: lower-body power (vertical and standing broad jump); linear (0-5, 0-10, 0-30 meter [m] sprint intervals) and change-of-direction (pro-agility shuttle; Arrowhead change-of-direction speed test) speed; and soccer-specific fitness (Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test [YYIRT] levels 1 and 2)...
July 7, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27385542/level-of-functional-capacities-following-soccer-specific-warm-up-methods-among-elite-collegiate-soccer-players
#8
Amir Vazini Taher, Abdolhossein Parnow
BACKGROUND: Different methods of warm up may have implications in improving various aspects of soccer performance. The present study aimed to investigate acute effects of soccer specific warm up protocols on functional performance tests. METHODS: This study using randomized within-subject design, investigated the performance of 22 collegiate elite soccer player following soccer specific warm ups using dynamic stretching, static stretching, and FIFA 11+ program. Post warm up examinations consisted: 1) Illinois agility test, 2) Vertical jump, 3) 30 meter sprint, 4), Consecutive turns 5) flexibility of Knee...
July 6, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27054354/determination-of-the-effects-of-playing-soccer-on-physical-fitness-in-individuals-with-transtibial-amputation
#9
Zehra Guchan, Kezban Bayramlar, Nevin Ergun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to determine the effects of playing soccer on various components of physical performance such as body composition, muscular endurance, anaerobic power, flexibility, balance, and speed of individuals with transtibial amputation. METHODS: Twelve amputee football players aged 26.67±7.76 years and twelve sedentary individuals aged 33±6.7 years were involved in the study. Body composition, isotonic and isometric endurance of trunk muscles were assessed...
April 7, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26990721/influence-of-skeletal-maturity-on-size-function-and-sport-specific-technical-skills-in-youth-soccer-players
#10
M Gouvea, E S Cyrino, A S Ribeiro, D R P da Silva, D Ohara, J Valente-Dos-Santos, M J Coelho-E-Silva, E Ronque
This study compared variation in size, function and sport-specific technical skills of youth soccer players associated with differences in biological maturity status. 60 male soccer players of under-14 (U14) and under-17 (U17) categories were submitted to anthropometric and body composition measurements as well as motor and soccer-specific technical skill tests. Skeletal maturity was determined by skeletal age. Athletes of both categories were classified as early, on-time or late-maturing, according to the difference between chronological age and skeletal age...
June 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26849477/effects-on-muscle-strength-maximal-jump-height-flexibility-and-postural-sway-after-soccer-and-zumba-exercise-among-female-hospital-employees-a-9-month-randomised-controlled-trial
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Svein Barene, Andreas Holtermann, Harald Oseland, Ole-Lars Brekke, Peter Krustrup
This 9-month randomised controlled workplace physical activity trial investigated the effects of soccer and Zumba exercise, respectively, on muscle strength, maximal jump height, sit-and-reach flexibility and postural sway among female workers. A total of 107 female hospital employees aged 25-63 were cluster-randomised to a soccer group, a Zumba group or a control group. Training was conducted outside working hours as two to three 1-h weekly sessions the first 3 months and once a week the last 6 months. Tests were conducted at baseline, after 3 and 9 months...
October 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26829607/hamstring-and-lower-back-flexibility-in-male-amateur-soccer-players
#12
Nick van der Horst, Annique Priesterbach, Frank Backx, Dirk-Wouter Smits
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the hamstring-and-lower-back flexibility (HLBF) of male adult amateur soccer players, using the sit-and-reach test (SRT), with a view to obtaining population-based reference values and to determining whether SRT scores are associated with player characteristics. DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study. SETTING: Teams from high-level Dutch amateur soccer competitions were recruited for participation. PARTICIPANTS: Dutch male high-level amateur field soccer players (n = 449) of age 18 to 40 years...
January 19, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26657073/cognitive-functions-in-elite-and-sub-elite-youth-soccer-players-aged-13-to-17-years
#13
Barbara C H Huijgen, Sander Leemhuis, Niels M Kok, Lot Verburgh, Jaap Oosterlaan, Marije T Elferink-Gemser, Chris Visscher
Soccer players are required to anticipate and react continuously in a changing, relatively unpredictable situation in the field. Cognitive functions might be important to be successful in soccer. The current study investigated the relationship between cognitive functions and performance level in elite and sub-elite youth soccer players aged 13-17 years. A total of 47 elite youth soccer players (mean age 15.5 years, SD = 0.9) and 41 sub-elite youth soccer players (mean age 15.2 years, SD = 1.2) performed tasks for "higher-level" cognitive functions measuring working memory (i...
2015: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26621401/groin-injuries-in-athletes-development-of-clinical-entities-treatment-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Per Hölmich
The doctoral thesis is based on eight papers published in peer-reviewed journals and a review of the literature. The papers are published between 1997 and 2013 in cooperation with Sankt Elisabeth Hospital, Herlev Hospital, Glostrup Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Hvidovre Hospital, Amager Hospital, Copenhagen Trial Unit, and Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen. Groin injuries in sport are very common and in football they are among the most common and most time-consuming injuries. These injuries are treated very differently around the world...
December 2015: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26305880/health-related-physical-fitness-in-healthy-untrained-men-effects-on-vo2max-jump-performance-and-flexibility-of-soccer-and-moderate-intensity-continuous-running
#15
Zoran Milanović, Saša Pantelić, Goran Sporiš, Magni Mohr, Peter Krustrup
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of recreational soccer (SOC) compared to moderate-intensity continuous running (RUN) on all health-related physical fitness components in healthy untrained men. Sixty-nine participants were recruited and randomly assigned to one of three groups, of which sixty-four completed the study: a soccer training group (SOC; n = 20, 34±4 (means±SD) years, 78.1±8.3 kg, 179±4 cm); a running group (RUN; n = 21, 32±4 years, 78.0±5.5 kg, 179±7 cm); or a passive control group (CON; n = 23, 30±3 years, 76...
2015: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26004041/the-effects-of-regular-supplementary-flexibility-training-on-physical-fitness-performance-of-young-high-level-soccer-players
#16
Marios Hadjicharalambous
BACKGROUND: The present study examined the effect of regular static flexibility training on selective physical fitness components in young high-level soccer-players. METHODS: Twenty three players (mean±SD) were randomly assigned into flexibility (Flex) and control (Con) groups (Flex group: N.=12, age 16.1±0.6 years; height 1.71±.06 m; body mass 62.4±7.5 kg; peak oxygen uptake [V̇O2peak] 55.8±4.1 ml.kg-1.min-1; Con group: N.=11, age 15.9±0.6 years; height 1...
June 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25884183/reaching-older-people-with-pa-delivered-in-football-clubs-the-reach-adoption-and-implementation-characteristics-of-the-extra-time-programme
#17
Daniel Parnell, Andy Pringle, Jim McKenna, Stephen Zwolinsky, Zoe Rutherford, Jackie Hargreaves, Lizzie Trotter, Michael Rigby, David Richardson
BACKGROUND: Older adults (OA) represent a core priority group for physical activity and Public Health policy. As a result, significant interest is placed on how to optimise adherence to interventions promoting these approaches. Extra Time (ET) is an example of a national programme of physical activity interventions delivered in professional football clubs for OA aged 55+ years. This paper aims to examine the outcomes from ET, and unpick the processes by which these outcomes were achieved...
March 5, 2015: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25878078/injury-prevention-strategies-at-the-fifa-2014-world-cup-perceptions-and-practices-of-the-physicians-from-the-32-participating-national-teams
#18
Alan McCall, Michael Davison, Thor Einar Andersen, Ian Beasley, Mario Bizzini, Gregory Dupont, Rob Duffield, Chris Carling, Jiri Dvorak
PURPOSE: The available scientific research regarding injury prevention practices in international football is sparse. The purpose of this study was to quantify current practice with regard to (1) injury prevention of top-level footballers competing in an international tournament, and (2) determine the main challenges and issues faced by practitioners in these national teams. METHODS: A survey was administered to physicians of the 32 competing national teams at the FIFA 2014 World Cup...
May 2015: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25766052/effects-of-seven-weeks-of-static-hamstring-stretching-on-flexibility-and-sprint-performance-in-young-soccer-players-according-to-their-playing-position
#19
Alejandro Rodriguez Fernandez, Javier Sanchez, José A Rodriguez Marroyo, José G Villa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 7 weeks of static hamstring stretching on flexibility and sprint performance in young soccer players. METHODS: One hundred and three healthy soccer players voluntarily participated in this study. Subjects were assigned to a control group (N.=22, 16.5±0.7 years, 174.0±5.4 cm and 68.0±6.8 kg) and an experimental group (N.=81, 18.9±1.8 years, 176.0±5.8 cm and 68.2±8.4 kg). All subjects performed a sit-and-reach and a 30-m Sprint Test to assess their flexibility performance and sprinting ability, respectively, before and after 7 weeks of static hamstring stretching program...
April 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25726021/sport-specific-trunk-muscle-profiles-in-soccer-players-of-different-skill-levels
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Werner Krutsch, Philipp Weishaupt, Florian Zeman, Markus Loibl, Carsten Neumann, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele
INTRODUCTION: Physical fitness and trunk stability are essential factors for successful soccer competition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the impact of soccer exposure on the trunk muscle profile of players of different skill levels. Professional and amateur soccer players were examined for trunk flexibility and maximum isometric muscle strength in the midseason period 2011. RESULTS: 24 professional soccer players who had not participated in any specific trunk muscle training programmes had significantly higher isometric trunk muscle strength in the sagittal plane (Ext: p = 0...
May 2015: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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