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Heart rate and match analysis in pre-pubescent soccer players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11411774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to compare match analysis (using video recordings) and the physiological load (heart rate measured every 5 s, blood lactate measured after the warm-up, first half and second half) of six 11-year-old soccer players during official games of eleven-a-side on a regular-sized pitch (100 x 65 m) and of seven-a-side on a smaller pitch (60 x 40 m). In both games, heart rate exceeded 170 beats x min(-1) 84% of the time, while blood lactate ranged from 1.4 to 8.1 mmol l(-1). No significant differences were recorded for the physiological parameters. For both matches, walking comprised 38% of total time, running 55%, inactivity 3% and jumping 3%. Although there were no significant differences between halves or matches, running for less than 10 s was 10% more frequent in the seven-a-side game. In the seven-a-side game, there were significantly more passes and significantly fewer tackles, suggesting that seven-a-side matches played on smaller pitches may be more suitable for pre-pubescent soccer players.
L Capranica; A Tessitore; L Guidetti; F Figura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sports sciences     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0264-0414     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Sci     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-19     Completed Date:  2001-12-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405364     Medline TA:  J Sports Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Motor Sciences (IUSM), Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Chi-Square Distribution
Heart Rate / physiology*
Lactic Acid / blood*
Reproducibility of Results
Soccer / physiology*
Videotape Recording
Reg. No./Substance:
50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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