Soccer Specific Fitness Differences Across the Common Playing Position Players

International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports

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Title Soccer Specific Fitness Differences Across the Common Playing Position Players
 
Creator Chekle, Belayneh
Tadesse , Tefera
 
Subject Linear speed
Repeated sprinting ability
Fitness
Playing position
 
Description As a complex team sport, success in soccer relies on individuals’ performance, collective performance, and most importantly on team performance. In soccer, players are usually assigned to a specific position based on the demands of the position and the corresponding qualities of the players. The performance factors are varied and interrelated. As such, whether speed, change-of-direction-speed (CODS) and repeated sprinting ability (RSA) are used to discriminate different position players is not well-established. The purpose of this study was to examine how different position players are different against these parameters. The study participants included 88 soccer players at the Ethiopian National Soccer League classified into six playing positions such as center-backs, fullbacks, holding-midfielders, attacking-midfielders, outside-midfielders and strikers. The participant players speed, CODS and RSA were measured weekly for about five weeks. The authors analyzed the collected data using one-way ANOVA and Games-Howell multiple comparisons. Results indicated that the position discriminating power of the three measures, including speed, CODS and RSA was found minimal. Among the different position players, only outside-midfielders were significantly higher performers with these qualities measured. Therefore, it was concluded that the performance difference in speed, CODS and RSA among the six position players is not a good discriminator, except for outside-midfielders, who outperformed all other position players (excluding the fullbacks) with the studied parameters.
 
Publisher Eleyon
 
Date 2019-10-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijpefs.com/index.php/ijpefs/article/view/306
10.26524/ijpefs1949
 
Source International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports; Vol. 8 No. 4 (2019): Volume 8, Issue 4, Year 2019; 88-96
2457-0753
2277-5447
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijpefs.com/index.php/ijpefs/article/view/306/270
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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