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Longitudinal study of repeated sprint performance in youth soccer players of contrasting skeletal maturity status

João Valente-dos-Santos, Manuel J Coelho-e-Silva, Vitor Severino, João Duarte, Raúl S Martins, António J Figueiredo, André T Seabra, Renaat Philippaerts, Sean P Cumming, Marije Elferink-Gemser, et al. (2012) JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE. 11(3). p.371-379
abstract
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the developmental changes in performance in a repeated-sprint ability (RSA) test in young soccer players of contrasting maturity status. A total of 83 regional level Portuguese youth soccer players, aged 11-13 years at baseline was assessed annually. Stature, body mass, 7x34.2-m sprint protocol (25-s active recovery), 20-m multi-stage continuous shuttle endurance run and counter-movement jump (CMJ) without the use of the arms were measured. Fat-free mass (FFM) was determined by age and gender-specific formulas. Developmental changes in total sprint time across ages were predicted using multilevel modeling. Corresponding measurements were performed on an independent cross-sectional sub-sample of 52 youth soccer players 11-17 years to evaluate the predictive model. CA, CA(2), maturational status (SA-CA), body size (mass and stature), FFM, aerobic endurance, lower limb explosive strength and annual volume training significantly improved the statistical fit of the RSA multilevel model. In 'late' maturing athletes, the best model for predicting change in RSA was expressed by the following equation: 86.54 - 2.87 x CA + 0.05 x CA(2) - 0.25 x FFM + 0.15 x body mass + 0.05 x stature - 0.05 x aerobic endurance - 0.09 x lower limb explosive strength - 0.01 x annual volume training. The best fitting models for players who were 'on time' and 'early' maturing were identical to the best model for late maturing players, less 0.64 seconds and 1.74 seconds, respectively. Multilevel modeling provided performance curves that permitted the prediction of individual RSA performance across adolescent years in regional level soccer players.
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RESPONSES, SKILL, young athletes, ABILITY, RUNNING PERFORMANCE, AGE VERIFICATION, MECHANICAL POWER, PROFESSIONAL SOCCER, ELITE SOCCER, PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE, AEROBIC FITNESS, short-term effort, multilevel modeling, maturation, growth
journal title
JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
J. Sport. Sci. Med.
volume
11
issue
3
pages
371 - 379
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Article
Web of Science id
000312147200002
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SPORT SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.885 (2012)
JCR rank
55/84 (2012)
JCR quartile
3 (2012)
ISSN
1303-2968
language
English
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yes
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A1
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3109779
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3109779
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2013-01-28 10:32:41
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2017-04-10 12:51:24
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the study was to evaluate the developmental changes in performance in a repeated-sprint ability (RSA) test in young soccer players of contrasting maturity status. A total of 83 regional level Portuguese youth soccer players, aged 11-13 years at baseline was assessed annually. Stature, body mass, 7x34.2-m sprint protocol (25-s active recovery), 20-m multi-stage continuous shuttle endurance run and counter-movement jump (CMJ) without the use of the arms were measured. Fat-free mass (FFM) was determined by age and gender-specific formulas. Developmental changes in total sprint time across ages were predicted using multilevel modeling. Corresponding measurements were performed on an independent cross-sectional sub-sample of 52 youth soccer players 11-17 years to evaluate the predictive model. CA, CA(2), maturational status (SA-CA), body size (mass and stature), FFM, aerobic endurance, lower limb explosive strength and annual volume training significantly improved the statistical fit of the RSA multilevel model. In 'late' maturing athletes, the best model for predicting change in RSA was expressed by the following equation: 86.54 - 2.87 x CA + 0.05 x CA(2) - 0.25 x FFM + 0.15 x body mass + 0.05 x stature - 0.05 x aerobic endurance - 0.09 x lower limb explosive strength - 0.01 x annual volume training. The best fitting models for players who were 'on time' and 'early' maturing were identical to the best model for late maturing players, less 0.64 seconds and 1.74 seconds, respectively. Multilevel modeling provided performance curves that permitted the prediction of individual RSA performance across adolescent years in regional level soccer players.},
  author       = {Valente-dos-Santos, Jo{\~a}o and Coelho-e-Silva, Manuel J and Severino, Vitor and Duarte, Jo{\~a}o and Martins, Ra{\'u}l S and Figueiredo, Ant{\'o}nio J and Seabra, Andr{\'e} T and Philippaerts, Renaat and Cumming, Sean P and Elferink-Gemser, Marije and Malina, Robert M},
  issn         = {1303-2968},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE},
  keyword      = {RESPONSES,SKILL,young athletes,ABILITY,RUNNING PERFORMANCE,AGE VERIFICATION,MECHANICAL POWER,PROFESSIONAL SOCCER,ELITE SOCCER,PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE,AEROBIC FITNESS,short-term effort,multilevel modeling,maturation,growth},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {371--379},
  title        = {Longitudinal study of repeated sprint performance in youth soccer players of contrasting skeletal maturity status},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Valente-dos-Santos, João, Manuel J Coelho-e-Silva, Vitor Severino, João Duarte, Raúl S Martins, António J Figueiredo, André T Seabra, et al. 2012. “Longitudinal Study of Repeated Sprint Performance in Youth Soccer Players of Contrasting Skeletal Maturity Status.” Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 11 (3): 371–379.
APA
Valente-dos-Santos, João, Coelho-e-Silva, M. J., Severino, V., Duarte, J., Martins, R. S., Figueiredo, A. J., Seabra, A. T., et al. (2012). Longitudinal study of repeated sprint performance in youth soccer players of contrasting skeletal maturity status. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 11(3), 371–379.
Vancouver
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Valente-dos-Santos J, Coelho-e-Silva MJ, Severino V, Duarte J, Martins RS, Figueiredo AJ, et al. Longitudinal study of repeated sprint performance in youth soccer players of contrasting skeletal maturity status. JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE. 2012;11(3):371–9.
MLA
Valente-dos-Santos, João, Manuel J Coelho-e-Silva, Vitor Severino, et al. “Longitudinal Study of Repeated Sprint Performance in Youth Soccer Players of Contrasting Skeletal Maturity Status.” JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE 11.3 (2012): 371–379. Print.