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The physical demands of professional soccer goalkeepers throughout a week-long competitive microcycle and transiently throughout match-play.

White, A., Hills, S. P., Hobbs, M., Cooke, C.B., Kilduff, L.P., Cook, C., Roberts, C. and Russell, M., 2020. The physical demands of professional soccer goalkeepers throughout a week-long competitive microcycle and transiently throughout match-play. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38 (8), 848 - 854.

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DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1736244

Abstract

The physical demands of English Premier League soccer goalkeepers were quantified during training and match-play in a two-part study. Goalkeeper-specific micromechanical electrical systems (MEMS) devices, profiled training and match-day activities throughout one competitive week (n=8; part A). Changes in MEMS-derived outputs were also profiled throughout match-play (100 matches; n=8, 18±14 observations per goalkeeper; part B). In part A, goalkeeping-training elicited the most dives (51±11) versus all activities (all p≤0.030) except shooting-training (p=0.069). Small-sided games elicited the fewest (5±3) dives (all p≤0.012). High-speed distance covered in match (103±72 m) was similar to goalkeeping-training (p=0.484), while exceeding shooting-training, small-sided games, pre-match shooting, and pre-match warm-up (all p=0.012). Most changes of direction (34±12) and explosive efforts (70±18) occurred during goalkeeping-training, with values exceeding match (both p=0.012). In part B, between-half reductions in total distance, but increased high-speed changes of direction and explosive efforts, occurred (both p≤0.05). Excluding the number of high jumps, all variables differed from 0-15-min during at least one match epoch, with more dives (1.3±1.4 vs 1.0±1.1) and explosive efforts (2.5±2.4 vs 2.0±1.8) performed between 75-90-min versus 0-15-min (all p<0.05). These data highlight the differing physical demands of various activities performed by professional soccer goalkeepers throughout a competitive week.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0264-0414
Uncontrolled Keywords:Goalkeeping; performance; team sport; Adult; Athletic Performance; Competitive Behavior; Fatigue; Fitness Trackers; Humans; Male; Movement; Physical Conditioning, Human; Soccer; Young Adult
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:35601
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:14 Jun 2021 11:02
Last Modified:14 Jun 2021 11:02

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