Maturation-related adaptations in running speed in response to sprint training in youth soccer players

Jason Moran, Dave A. Parryl, Ieuan Lewis, Jay Collinson, Michael C. Rumpf, Gavin R. H. Sandercock

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Abstract

Objectives: This study investigated the effects of a previously recommended dose of sprint training (ST) in young male soccer players of
differing maturity status.


Design: Quasi-experimental design.


Methods: Male soccer players from two professional academies were divided into Pre-PHV (Training: n = 12; Control: n = 13) and Mid-PHV
(Training: n = 7; Control = 10) groups. The training groups completed 16 sprints of 20 m with 90 seconds recovery, once per week.


Results: Between-group effect sizes (ES) were substantially larger in Pre-PHV (10m [1.54, CI: 0.74 to 2.23]; 20 m [1.49, CI: 0.75 to 2.23]; 5-10-
5 [0.92, CI: 0.23 to 1.61]) than in Mid-PHV (10m [-0.00, CI: -0.81 to 0.81]; 20 m [-0.12, CI: -0.93 to 0.69]; 5-10-5 [-0.41, CI: -1.22 to 0.41]).
Within-group effects demonstrated a similar, though less accentuated, trend which revealed ST to be effective in both Pre-PHV (10m [0.44, CI:
-0.24 to 1.12]; 20 m [0.45, CI: -0.23 to 1.13]; 5-10-5 [0.69, CI: 0.00 to 1.38]) and Mid-PHV (10m [0.51, CI: -0.38 to 1.40]; 20 m [0.33, CI: -0.56 to
1.21]; 5-10-5 [0.43, CI: -0.46 to 1.32]).


Conclusions: ST, in the amount of 16 sprints over 20 m with a 90 s rest, may be more effective in Pre-PHV youths than in Mid-PHV youths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-542
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Volume21
Issue number5
Early online date21 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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Keywords

  • trainability
  • speed
  • sprinting
  • youth
  • athletes
  • adolescent
  • children
  • Sport

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