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Carlsson, M., Isberg, J., Nilsson, J. & Carlsson, T. (2019). The acute effects of a short technique-intense training period on side-foot kick performance among elite female soccer players. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 59(9), 1442-1449
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The acute effects of a short technique-intense training period on side-foot kick performance among elite female soccer players
2019 (English)In: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, ISSN 0022-4707, E-ISSN 1827-1928, Vol. 59, no 9, p. 1442-1449Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Previously, it was shown that elite soccer teams were 24% more likely to win matches if their passing effectiveness were increased by 1%. However, research interventions aiming to improve passing performance are scarce. The current study aimed to investigate the effect of a short technique-intense training period on side-foot kick performance among elite female soccer players.

METHODS: Four side-foot kick tests were completed before and after a training period: kicking a stationary ball using match-relevant (SBRS) and maximal ball speed (SBMS), passing the ball on the move using match-relevant ball speed (RBRS), and repeated side-foot kicks onto a rebound-box with continuously increasing passing distance (RRB). The players were assigned to either the intervention group or the control group. The training intervention consisted of six 55-min training sessions with five side-foot kick exercises. Within-group and between-group differences were investigated using paired-samples t-test and Mann-Whitney U test, respectively.

RESULTS: The intervention group improved the performance in the RBRS and RRB tests (both P < 0.05), but no differences were found for the SBRS and SBMS tests (both P > 0.05). No improvements were found for the control group independent of test condition (all P > 0.05). Significant between-group differences were found for the RBRS and RRB tests (both P < 0.05), whereas no differences were found for the SBRS and SBMS tests (both P > 0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: The fundamental soccer skill of passing a moving ball was improved in elite female soccer players by a short technique-intense training period.

National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare; Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29527 (URN)10.23736/S0022-4707.19.09449-0 (DOI)000490249900002 ()30761813 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85073175864 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-02-19 Created: 2019-02-19 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved
Isberg, J., Carlsson, M., Nilsson, J. & Carlsson, T. (2018). Effekten av en träningsintervention avseende kvinnliga elitfotbollsspelares bredsidespassningsprecision och deras uppfattning om sin tekniska färdighet. In: : . Paper presented at Swedish Behavioural and Social Science Sport Research (SVEBI) annual conference in Falun, Sweden, 21-22 November, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effekten av en träningsintervention avseende kvinnliga elitfotbollsspelares bredsidespassningsprecision och deras uppfattning om sin tekniska färdighet
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29663 (URN)
Conference
Swedish Behavioural and Social Science Sport Research (SVEBI) annual conference in Falun, Sweden, 21-22 November, 2018
Available from: 2019-03-17 Created: 2019-03-17 Last updated: 2019-03-18Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, M., Isberg, J., Nilsson, J. & Carlsson, T. (2018). The effect of training on side foot-kick performance among swedish first league women´s soccer players. In: : . Paper presented at 23rd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Dublin 4-7 July 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effect of training on side foot-kick performance among swedish first league women´s soccer players
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

THE EFFECT OF TRAINING ON SIDE FOOT-KICK PERFORMANCE AMONG SWEDISH FIRST LEAGUE WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS

Carlsson, M.1, Isberg, J.1, Nilsson, J.1, Carlsson, T.1 1: Dalarna University (Falun, Sweden)

Introduction

A high completion rate for passes is important for success in soccer, because longer passing sequences are related to more scored goals (Hughes & Franks, 2005). In a recent study, it was found that female players had a lower pass-completion rate than male players at the highest competitive standard of European soccer, which suggests that elite female players in general do not have the same technical characteristics as elite male players (Paul S. Bradley et al., 2014). The purpose of the study was investigate the effect of a 2-week training intervention on side foot-kick performance among Swedish first league women’s soccer players.

 Methods

To investigate the effect of training on side foot-kick performance, a pre-post-intervention study was implemented where four side foot-kick tests were performed before and after a 2-week training period. The side foot-kick accuracy were investigated when kicking a stationary ball using match-relevant ball speed (SBRS) and maximal ball speed (SBMS) as well as subsequent to a 5-m run with the ball from different approach angles (0°, 30°, and 60°) to a predetermined position, where passing of the ball on the move was executed using match-relevant ball speed (RBRS). The fourth test comprised repeated side-foot kicks onto a rebound-box with continuously increasing passing distance (RRB).

Based on the results from the pre-tests, the players were assigned to either the intervention group (INT) or the control group (CON). The training intervention consisted of six 55-min training sessions. In each session, two rounds of five exercises focusing on improvement of side foot-kick accuracy were executed. Within-group and between-group differences were investigated using paired samples Student’s t-tests and Mann-Whitney U tests, respectively.

Results

Prior to the training intervention, there were no significant differences between the groups for any of the investigated test variables. The INT group improved RBRS (P = 0.036) and RRB (P = 0.010) during the training intervention, whereas no significant within-group changes were found for either SBRS or SBMS (both P > 0.05). No within-group differences were found for any of the test variables in the CON group (all P > 0.05). Significant between-group differences were found for RBRS (P = 0.040) and RRB (P = 0.005), whereas no differences were found for either SBRS or SBMS (both P > 0.05).

Conclusion

The fundamental soccer skill of passing a moving ball could be improved in elite women players by a 2-week training period focusing on improving   side foot-kick performance.

References

Bradley PS, Carling C, Diaz AG, Hood P, Barnes C, Ade J, Boddy M, Krustrup P, Mohr M (2013) Hum Mov Sci, 32, 808-821.

Hughes M, Franks I (2005) J Sports Sci, 23, 509-514.

National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27743 (URN)
Conference
23rd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Dublin 4-7 July 2018
Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-31 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, T., Isberg, J., Nilsson, J. & Carlsson, M. (2018). The influence of task conditions on side foot-kick accuracy among swedish first league women’s soccer players. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (JSSM), 17(1), 74-81
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The influence of task conditions on side foot-kick accuracy among swedish first league women’s soccer players
2018 (English)In: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (JSSM), ISSN 1303-2968, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 74-81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-27403 (URN)000425786500009 ()2-s2.0-85042639268 (Scopus ID)
Note

Open Access APC beslut 8/2018

Available from: 2018-03-14 Created: 2018-03-14 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved
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