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Effekter av individualiserad snabbhetsuthållighets träning jämfört med smålagsspel i fotboll
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Small-sided games are frequently used as a training method in today´s football. The importance of the ability to perform high-intensity running is increasing and small-sided games may not lead to the required improvement of this ability. It might be necessary to add speed-endurance training to obtain the high-intensity running.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate which of the training methods; small-sided games or speed-endurance training, leads to the highest performance improvements in three football-specific tests.

Measures and Methods: The study was an intervention study where 31 male football players participated. They were randomized in to two groups which performed either speed-endurance training (SEP) (n=16) or small-sided games (SSG) 6 vs 6 (n=15). The study lasted four weeks and eleven sessions in total. Baseline tests and posttraining test were conducted in Yo-Yo IR2, Arrowhead agility test and Repeated sprint 30 meters.

Result: SEP demonstrated an 17 % higher increase in testresults than SSG in Yo-Yo IR2. No significant difference between the groups were observed in the other tests.

Conclusion: Small-sided games is a training method which entails football-specific training load. It might be necessary to add speed-endurance training which can lead to higher performance improvments in Yo-Yo IR2. 

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Keyword [en]
Arrowhead agility test, GPS, Repeated sprint, Yo-Yo IR2
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53367OAI: diva2:935618
Subject / course
Sports Medicine
Available from: 2016-06-13 Created: 2016-06-11 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved

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