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Factors Affecting Match Running Performance of Elite Soccer Players: Shedding Some Light on the Complexity

Paul, DJ and Bradley, PS and Nassis, GP (2015) Factors Affecting Match Running Performance of Elite Soccer Players: Shedding Some Light on the Complexity. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, 10 (4). pp. 516-519. ISSN 1555-0265

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Abstract

Time–motion analysis is a valuable data-collection technique used to quantify the match running performance of elite soccer players. However, interpreting the reductions in running performance in the 2nd half or temporarily after the most intense period of games is highly complex, as it could be attributed to physical or mental fatigue, pacing strategies, contextual factors, or a combination of mutually inclusive factors. Given that research in this domain typically uses a reductionist approach whereby match running performance is examined in isolation without integrating other factors, this ultimately leads to a 1-dimensional insight into match performance. Subsequently, a cohesive review of influencing factors does not yet exist. The aim of this commentary is to provide a detailed insight into the complexity of match running performance and its most influential factors.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: as accepted for publication
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 12:07
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 12:56
DOI or Identification number: 10.1123/IJSPP.2015-0029
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3378

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