Influence of oxygen uptake kinetics on physical performance in youth soccer

Doncaster, Greg, Marwood, Simon, Iga, John and Unnithan, Vish (2016) Influence of oxygen uptake kinetics on physical performance in youth soccer. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116 (9). pp. 1781-1794. ISSN 1439-6319 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-016-3431-x

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Abstract

Purpose To examine the relationship between oxygen uptake kinetics (VO2 kinetics) and physical measures associated with soccer match play, within a group of highly trained youth soccer players. Methods Seventeen highly trained youth soccer players (age: 13.3 ± 0.4 year, self-assessed Tanner stage: 3 ± 1) volunteered for the study. Players initially completed an incremental treadmill protocol to exhaustion, to establish gaseous exchange threshold (GET) and VO2max (59.1 ± 5.4 mL kg−1 min−1). On subsequent visits, players completed a step transition protocol from rest–moderate- intensity exercise, followed by an immediate transition, and from moderate- to severe-intensity exercise (moderate: 95 % GET, severe: 60 %Δ), during which VO2 kinetics were determined. Physical soccer-based performance was assessed using a maximal Yo–Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 (Yo–Yo IR1) and via GPS-derived measures of physical soccer performance during soccer match play, three 2 × 20 min, 11 v 11 matches, to gain measures of physical performance during soccer match play. Results Partial correlations revealed significant inverse relationships between the unloaded-to-moderate transition time constant (tau) and: Yo–Yo IR1 performance (r = −0.58, P = 0.02) and GPS variables [total distance (TD): r = −0.64, P = 0.007, high-speed running (HSR): r = −0.64, P = 0.008 and high-speed running efforts (HSReff): r = −0.66, P = 0.005]. Conclusion Measures of VO2 kinetics are related to physical measures associated with soccer match play and could potentially be used to distinguish between those of superior physical performance, within a group of highly trained youth soccer players.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Sports Science
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2016 11:24
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7878

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