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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2017 Dec 01

DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.08003-3

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Analysis of the acceleration profile according to initial speed and positional role in elite professional male soccer players

Moisés de HOYO 1, 2 , Borja SAÑUDO 1, Luis SUÁREZ-ARRONES 3, Luis CARRASCO 1, Tom JOEL 4, Sergio DOMÍNGUEZ-COBO 4, Francisco J. NÚÑEZ 3

1 Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Seville, Seville, Spain; 2 Fitness Section, Sevilla Levante UD, Valencia, Spain; 3 Faculty of Sport, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain; 4 Sports Science Department, Leicester City Football Club, Leicester, UK


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BACKGROUND: The aim of the current study was to analyse the acceleration profile in elite professional soccer players according to their initial speed but also considering players’ position.
METHODS: Players’ accelerations profiles were analysed using a relative acceleration profile according to the initial speed (S1, from 0 to 7 km/h; S2, from 7.1 to 14.3 km/h; and S3, ≥14.4 km/h) and the maximum acceleration.
RESULTS: Within-group analyses showed that Center Backs (CB) performed more high intensity accelerations (likely) when they started in S1 than S2 (ES: 0.50). Strikers (S) and Wide Midfielders (W-MD) achieved more accelerations (likely to almost certain) starting in S3 than S1 (ES: 0.80 and 0.59, respectively) and S2 (ES: 0.67 and 1.09, respectively). Full Backs (FB) completed more accelerations (almost certain) starting in S1 and S3 than S2 (ES: 1.39 and 1.36, respectively). Finally, Midfielders (MD) executed a greater number of high intensity accelerations (likely to almost certain) when they started in S1 than S2 (ES: 0.83) and S3 (ES: 0.66), and in S3 than S2 (ES: 4.72). Between-group analyses showed that S, W-MD, and FB performed a greater total number of high intensity accelerations (very likely to almost certain) than CB (ES: 1.94, 1.57, and 1.51, respectively) and MD (ES: 1.23, 0.92; and 0.81, respectively). Furthermore, MD performed substantially greater total number of high intensity accelerations (likely) than CB (ES: 0.56).
CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that CB achieved more high-intensity accelerations starting in low and moderate speed, S and W-MD in high speed, and FB combined low and high speed.


KEY WORDS: High intensity - Acceleration profile - Initial speed - Positional role

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Article first published online: December 01, 2017
Manuscript accepted: November 23, 2017
Manuscript revised: November 6, 2017
Manuscript received: July 29, 2017

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de Hoyo M, Sañudo B, Suárez-Arrones L, Carrasco L, Joel T, Domínguez-Cobo S, et al. Analysis of the acceleration profile according to initial speed and positional role in elite professional male soccer players. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2017 Dec 01. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.08003-3

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