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Relationships between Sprint Ability and Endurance Capacity in Soccer Referees

A new Case Report has been published in the journal


under the title:

Relationships between Sprint Ability and Endurance Capacity in Soccer Referees

Authors of the work are:

Sánchez-García, Mario; Sánchez-Sánchez, Javier; Rodríguez-Fernández, Alejandro; Solano, David; Castillo, Daniel

These authors are affiliated with:

Research Group Planning and Assessment of Training and Athletic Performance, Pontifical University of Salamanca, 37002 Salamanca, Spain

A summary of the work is shown below:

The aim of this study was to analyze the association between sprint ability and endurance capacity in soccer referees. Twenty-three Spanish officials participated in this study. Each referee undertook, in this order, a 40 m linear straight sprinting test (40 m Sprint) and the Yo–Yo intermittent recovery level 1 test (YYIR1) interspersed with a 8 min of self-administered rest. The results in the 40 m Sprint test showed that the time spent by referees was 5.56 ± 0.27 s and achieved a maximum velocity of 31.46 ± 2.85 km·h−1. Furthermore, during the YYIR1 the referees covered 1213.91 ± 432.26 m. The distance covered at YYIR1 was moderately correlated to the velocity achieved in the 40 m Sprint test (r = −0.404, p < 0.05). These results suggest that the ability to reach high speeds is a limiting factor in YYIR1 performance.

This work provides useful insights about topics such as: match officials; associations; speed; resistance.

For more information about this work and full text download please visit the journal’s website:

DOI: 10.3390/sports6020028

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