Changes in a top-level soccer referee's training, match activities, and physiology over an 8-year period: a case study.

  title={Changes in a top-level soccer referee's training, match activities, and physiology over an 8-year period: a case study.},
  author={Matthew Weston and Warren Gregson and Carlo Castagna and Simon Breivik and Franco M. Impellizzeri and Ric Lovell},
  journal={International journal of sports physiology and performance},
  volume={6 2},
Athlete case studies have often focused on the training outcome and not the training process. Consequently, there is a dearth of information detailing longitudinal training protocols, yet it is the combined assessment of both outcome and process that enhances the interpretation of physical test data. We were provided with a unique opportunity to assess the training load, physical match performance, and physiological fitness of an elite soccer referee from the referee's final season before… 

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