The purpose of the study was to determine the area per player (ApP, m2·player−1) to replicate the maximal 4-min match-play period (4-minPeak) using small-sided or large-sided games (SSGs) lasting the same duration in elite football players. Twenty players (age: 26 ± 5 years) competing in European championship and international UEFA competitions were monitored during SSGs with (SSGwith) or without (SSGwithout) goalkeepers, both lasting 4-min. A total of 1,724 and 561 individual observations for SSGwith and SSGwithout across 99 and 34 different SSGs formats were undertaken. Whole (90-minavg) and 4-minPeak match demands were calculated. Relative (m·min−1) total, high-speed (HSRD), very high-speed (VHSRD), sprint, and acceleration/deceleration distance were collected. For both SSGwith and SSGwithout, ApP was small-to-very-largely correlated with TD, HSRD, VHSRD, and sprint, whereas an inverse trivial-to-small correlation with acceleration/deceleration was found. In SSGwith, the ApP to replicate 4-minPeak was larger (p < 0.001, effect size [ES]: 0.33–5.80) than that to mimic 90-minavg for total distance, HSRD, VHSRD, and sprint, whereas for acceleration/deceleration the ApP was lower (p < 0.001, ES: −3.13 to 0.48) for 4-minPeak. In SSGwithout, the ApP to replicate 4-minPeak was larger (p < 0.001, ES: 0.04–3.72) than that to mimic 90-minavg for HSRD, VHSRD, and sprint. Some positional differences (p < 0.05, ES: 0.22–1.10) in ApP were found. The ApP to replicate 4-minPeak was higher for SSGwith than SSGwithout (p < 0.001, ES: 0.67–3.58). These findings may help practitioners to recreate the 4-minPeak to manage ApP during SSGs in elite football.

Small-Sided Games in Elite Football: Practical Solutions to Replicate the 4-min Match-Derived Maximal Intensities / A. Riboli, F. Esposito, G. Coratella. - In: JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH. - ISSN 1064-8011. - (2022), pp. 1-9. [Epub ahead of print] [10.1519/JSC.0000000000004249]

Small-Sided Games in Elite Football: Practical Solutions to Replicate the 4-min Match-Derived Maximal Intensities

A. Riboli
Primo
;
F. Esposito
Secondo
;
G. Coratella
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the area per player (ApP, m2·player−1) to replicate the maximal 4-min match-play period (4-minPeak) using small-sided or large-sided games (SSGs) lasting the same duration in elite football players. Twenty players (age: 26 ± 5 years) competing in European championship and international UEFA competitions were monitored during SSGs with (SSGwith) or without (SSGwithout) goalkeepers, both lasting 4-min. A total of 1,724 and 561 individual observations for SSGwith and SSGwithout across 99 and 34 different SSGs formats were undertaken. Whole (90-minavg) and 4-minPeak match demands were calculated. Relative (m·min−1) total, high-speed (HSRD), very high-speed (VHSRD), sprint, and acceleration/deceleration distance were collected. For both SSGwith and SSGwithout, ApP was small-to-very-largely correlated with TD, HSRD, VHSRD, and sprint, whereas an inverse trivial-to-small correlation with acceleration/deceleration was found. In SSGwith, the ApP to replicate 4-minPeak was larger (p < 0.001, effect size [ES]: 0.33–5.80) than that to mimic 90-minavg for total distance, HSRD, VHSRD, and sprint, whereas for acceleration/deceleration the ApP was lower (p < 0.001, ES: −3.13 to 0.48) for 4-minPeak. In SSGwithout, the ApP to replicate 4-minPeak was larger (p < 0.001, ES: 0.04–3.72) than that to mimic 90-minavg for HSRD, VHSRD, and sprint. Some positional differences (p < 0.05, ES: 0.22–1.10) in ApP were found. The ApP to replicate 4-minPeak was higher for SSGwith than SSGwithout (p < 0.001, ES: 0.67–3.58). These findings may help practitioners to recreate the 4-minPeak to manage ApP during SSGs in elite football.
team sports; soccer; performance; training load; global positioning system; locomotor activities;
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