Reliability of internal and external load parameters in 6 a-side and 7 a-side recreational football for health

Beato, Marco (2018) Reliability of internal and external load parameters in 6 a-side and 7 a-side recreational football for health. Sport Sciences for Health. ISSN 1824-7490

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Abstract

Sedentariness and related chronic disorders have a massive impact on healthcare costs worldwide. Contrariwise to endurance-based activities, there are little information and evidence on recreational football amongst middle-aged healthy males. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of internal and external load parameters during 6 a-side and 7 a-side recreational football formats. 20 subjects were enrolled (mean ± SDs; age = 37 ± 5 years, weight = 77 ± 12 kg, and height = 175 ± 10 cm). Participants completed a match (55 min) and replicated the same match (55 min) a week later. The football matches took place on an artificial grass outdoor field (pitch size of 40 × 25 m). The analysis performed using GPS considered several internal and external load parameters: heart rate (HR), total distance (TD), high speed running (HSR), number of accelerations (> 2 m s−2), and metabolic power (MT). We found good scores of reliability in several parameters in both 6 and 7 a-side, respectively: mean HR (ICC = 0.66 and 0.76), TD (ICC = 0.82 and 0.68, respectively), accelerations (ICC = 0.65 and 0.69, respectively), MT (ICC = 0.76 and 0.83), HSR (ICC = 0.79 and 0.78), and HMD (ICC = 0.80 and 0.78). This study revealed good/excellent scores of absolute reliability, a small mean of change, and small/trivial effect size for internal and external load parameters during the replication analysis of the football formats. Therefore, this study showed that 6 a-side and 7 a-sides are reliable recreational football formats (inter-day reliability). This new evidence can be utilised in the design of football protocols for health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GPS technology Team sports Soccer Futsal
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Marco Beato
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 08:15
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018 08:15
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/639

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