Small-sided games versus interval training in amateur soccer players: effects on the aerobic capacity and the ability to perform intermittent exercises with changes of direction.

@article{Dellal2012SmallsidedGV,
  title={Small-sided games versus interval training in amateur soccer players: effects on the aerobic capacity and the ability to perform intermittent exercises with changes of direction.},
  author={Alexandre Dellal and Christophe Varliette and Adam Owen and Erica N. Chirico and Vincent Pialoux},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={2712-20}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of small-sided games (SSGs) in soccer versus high-intensity intermittent training (HIT) on a continuous aerobic test (Vameval) and the performance in an intermittent test with changes of direction (CODs; 30-15 intermittent fitness test [30-15(IFT)]). Twenty-two amateur soccer players (mean age ± SD: 26.3 ± 4.7 years) were assigned to 3 different groups for 6 weeks: SSG group (n = 8), HIT group (n = 8), and control group (CG; n = 6). In… CONTINUE READING