This study aimed to investigate the effects of a five-week compound training (with strength and plyometric exercises performed on separate days) on sprint, change of direction, and vertical jump in young soccer players. Eighteen novices in strength and plyometric training were assigned to either a compound training (CMPT) or a control condition (CNT). Both groups trained three times per week. One session was dedicated to soccer-specific drills. The other two weekly sessions were dedicated to circuit-based training routines employing on one-day strength exercises and on the other day plyometric exercises in the CMPT group. At the same time, the CNT group performed two weekly soccer-specific training sessions. All players were tested by 15-m sprint, change-of-direction and acceleration test (CODAT), squat jump, and countermovement jump with arms swing tests. CMPT group improved CODAT, squat jump and countermovement jump to a higher extent compared to CNT group (large vs small or trivial effects, p < 0.05), while both groups had similar 15-m sprint performance (p > 0.05). These results support the use of compound training to improve change of direction and vertical jump performances in young novice soccer players, which are unfamiliar with structured and advanced strength and plyometric training.
Short-Term Compound Training on Physical Performance in Young Soccer Players / A. Trecroci, M. Duca, D. Formenti, G. Alberti, F.M. Iaia, S. Longo. - In: SPORTS. - ISSN 2075-4663. - 8:8(2020 Jul 30).
|Titolo:||Short-Term Compound Training on Physical Performance in Young Soccer Players|
TRECROCI, ATHOS (Primo) (Corresponding)
DUCA, MARCO (Secondo)
IAIA, FEDON MARCELLO (Penultimo)
LONGO, STEFANO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||testing; team sport; strength training; plyometrics; youth;|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive|
|Data di pubblicazione:||30-lug-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/sports8080108|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|