publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Differences in the performance tests of the fast and slow stretch and shortening cycle among professional, amateur and elite youth soccer players

Keiner, Michael; Sander, Andre; Wirth, Klaus; Hartmann, Hagen;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2015 Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, volume 10 (issn: 1988-5202, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad de Alicante Servicio de Publicaciones
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to establish whether physical attributes can differentiate between professional, amateur and elite youth soccer players; such a distinction could aid in the selection process for youth soccer. Therefore, this investigation evaluated a suspected difference in the performance tests of the slow and fast stretch and the shortening cycle (squat jump [SJ], counter-movement jump [CMJ], and drop jump from varying heights [DJ]) among professional, amateur and elite youth soccer players. Cross-sectional data were collected. The results indicate that higher performance in the SJ and CMJ seem to depend on the level of player because the mean pe...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Educación Física y Deportiva, Jump, Squat, Social psychology, Elite, Psychology, Amateur, Speed-Strength, Level of play, Soccer players, Talent identification, Sports medicine, RC1200-1245
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Differences in the performance tests of the fast and slow stretch and shortening cycle among professional, amateur and elite youth soccer players

Keiner, Michael; Sander, Andre; Wirth, Klaus; Hartmann, Hagen;