The evaluation of small-sided games as a talent identification tool in highly trained prepubertal soccer players.

@article{Fenner2016TheEO,
  title={The evaluation of small-sided games as a talent identification tool in highly trained prepubertal soccer players.},
  author={Jonathan S J Fenner and John Iga and Viswanath B Unnithan},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={34 20},
  pages={1983-90}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate physiological and technical attributes of prepubertal soccer players during multiple small-sided games (SSGs), and determine if SSGs can act as a talent identification tool. Sixteen highly trained U10 soccer players participated and separated into two groups of eight. Each group played six small-sided (4 vs. 4) matches of 5-min duration. Each player was awarded total points for the match result and goals scored. A game technical scoring chart was used to… CONTINUE READING
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