Management of effort intensity in young football players training with small-sided games
Authors: Marius Sîrbu, Iacob Hanțiu
Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Doctoral School
etes, can make the way training is conducted more efficient.
Aims. The aim of this study was to analyze whether participation in a training programme with small-sided football games can develop speed and agility.
Methods. The subjects of this study were 40 16-18-year-old athletes divided into two equal groups: the experimental group (EG) and the control group (CG). Both groups participated in 20-week training programmes between 6.07.2020 – 27.11.2020 – EG in a small-sided football games training programme; CG in a classic exercise training programme. The following equipment was used: Hosand GT.a – to measure HR – and the WittyGateMicrogate2. Subjects took YYIRTL1 and Pro Agility 5-10-5 field tests. The data collected was processed with the SPSS programme, version 23.
Results. In the Pro Agility 5-10-5 field test there were no significant differences in the initial testing (IT) in the two groups, but in the final testing (FT) the difference between the final time score averages (Ft) in the two groups was significant (Mann- Whitney U = 88.50, N1 = 20, N2 = 20, two tailed p = 0.003, d =.99).
Conclusions. The study revealed that speed and agility developed through the application of a training programme with small-sided football games.
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