Gym Versus Home-Based Training During Transition Period in Adolescent Soccer Players: Effects on Physical Performance
1Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Niš, 18000 Niš, Serbia
2Faculty of Economics, University of Novi Sad, 24000 Subotica, Serbia
3Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
4Department of Traumatology, State Hospital “Sestre milosrdnice”, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
5Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Clinical Hospital Dubrava, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
6University of Applied Sciences, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
7Josip Juraj Strossmayer School of Medicine, University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
8School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
9Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, 10110 Zagreb, Croatia
DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1806134 Vol.18,Issue 6,June 2022 pp.1-8
Submitted: 04 January 2022 Accepted: 23 February 2022
Published: 30 June 2022
*Corresponding Author(s): Mima Stanković E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
† These authors contributed equally.
Background: After the in-season period where trainings and games are consistant, players have the rest period, during which the volume and stress are reduced, which allows physical and mental recovery. Instead of having too much free time in transition period, the players should work on their fitness, in order to reduce the side effects of inactivity in transition period. The modern soccer demands the highest quality professional and scientific approach, especially with adolescents. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine gym versus home-based training during transition period in adolescent soccer players. Methods: The sample of participants was 34 adolescent male soccer players (16–18 years old). They were randomly allocated to experimental (GYM; N = 16) and control group (HOME; N = 18). The transition period itself lasted 3 weeks and it was separated by a weekly micro cycle, where players have done different activities each week. The procedures have included anthropometry (body height, mass and Body Mass Index), flexibility (sit and reach), vertical jump tests (countermovement jump, countermovement jump with arm swing and squat jump), running speed (sprint at 5 m, 10 m and 20 m) and agility (Illinois Agility Test). Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used for distribution normality, while a repeated measurement (2
off-season; young players; speed; agility; explosive power; BMI
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