The development of aerobic and skill assessment in soccer.

@article{OReilly2012TheDO,
  title={The development of aerobic and skill assessment in soccer.},
  author={John O’Reilly and Stephen Heung-Sang Wong},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={
          1029-40
        }
}
Methods of assessing soccer players' performance have developed significantly in recent times. The fitness profiles and skill levels of a prospective elite soccer player is a valuable resource for coaches in the process of identifying talent. Traditional means to measure aerobic fitness have centred on the 'aerobic capacity' or '&OV0312;O(2max)' test (also known as the maximal oxygen consumption test) but, over time, this has been shown not to be a sensitive measure for specific aspects of… 

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