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Ball recovery patterns as a performance indicator in elite soccer
In soccer, it seems relevant to understand the relationship between the ball recovering and the subsequent success or failure of attacking play. However, few studies have considered the links between
The influence of scoring targets and outer-floaters on attacking and defending team dispersion, shape and creation of space during small-sided soccer games
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The results suggest that manipulating task constraints, such as goal size, presence or absence of goalkeepers and floaters can be harnessed by coaches to shape distinct team tactical behaviours in SSGs while preserving the basic principles of attacking and defending.
Mastery in Goal Scoring, T-Pattern Detection, and Polar Coordinate Analysis of Motor Skills Used by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
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Investigating the style of play of the world's top soccer players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and how they use their motor skills in attacking actions that result in a goal found significant associations between the same criteria included in the T-patterns.
Differences in strength and speed demands between 4v4 and 8v8 small-sided football games
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The 4v4 + goalkeepers SSG format appeared more demanding in relation to repetitions and fatigue development of muscle power-based actions than 8v8 + GK, and may therefore be logical to use the former type of SSG to target development of power-related football actions.
Goal Scoring in Soccer: A Polar Coordinate Analysis of Motor Skills Used by Lionel Messi
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The authors' analysis confirms significant associations between different aspects of motor skill use by Messi immediately before scoring, namely use of lower limbs, foot contact zones, turn direction, use of wings, and orientation of body to move toward the goal.
Enhancing learning in the context of Street football: a case for Nonlinear Pedagogy
ABSTRACT Background: Street football can be understood as the most natural way to learn football and it can be a great starting point to develop perceptual, decisional, tactical and motor skills.
The influence of rules manipulation on offensive patterns during small-sided and conditioned games in football
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It is concluded that the rule manipulation of SSCGs influenced changes in teams’ offensive patterns, in which they self-organized according to manipulation of key task constraints.
The inter-individual relationship between training status and activity pattern during small-sided and full-sized games in professional male football players
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SSG seems more effective to enhance muscular efforts occurring during FG, such as accelerations and decelerations, rather than speed patterns, which may assist coaches and any football practitioners for pre-season programming.
How elite-level soccer dynamics has evolved over the last three decades? Input from generalizability theory
Soccer dynamics have evolved in response to environmental factors such as match status, type of competition, and competition stage. Observational analysis has shed light into the behavior of players,
Influence of pitch length on inter-and intra-team behaviors in youth soccer
Título: Influencia de la longitud del campo en los comportamientos inter e intra -equipo en jóvenes jugadores de fútbol. Resumen: El comportamiento táctico puede verse afectado por los cambios en los
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