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2016 | 14 | 2 | 55 - 61
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REPEATED ACCELERATION ACTIVITY IN COMPETITIVE YOUTH SOCCER

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Soccer match-play is increasingly characterised by short, high-speed bursts reliant on the ability to accelerate. Performance is impaired after peak acceleration activity and during the second half and may compromise a player’s effectiveness. To date, information about repeated acceleration sequences is lacking but would provide further insight into high-speed activity during competition. This study examined repeated acceleration ability (RAA) using GPS (5 Hz) and accelerometer (100 Hz), during 14 competitive youth soccer matches from the 2014–2015 season. Results showed that RAA profiles were relatively homogeneous, and there were no significant differences between playing positions. RAA activity was also relatively stable between playing halves and only the activity of forwards declined significantly. In summary, this study suggests that RAA is a generic requirement of match-play at this level but presents a specific focus for conditioning regimens.
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14
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55 - 61
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  • Department of Sport, Myerscough College, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, UK, PR3 0RY, dbarron@myerscough.ac.uk
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  • Division of Sport and exercise and nutritional Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Uk
  • Division of Sport and exercise and nutritional Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Uk
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  • Division of Sport and exercise and nutritional Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Uk
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