Training effects of the FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee on several neuromuscular parameters of physical performance measures

Ayala, Francisco and De Ste Croix, Mark B (2017) Training effects of the FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee on several neuromuscular parameters of physical performance measures. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 38 (4). pp. 278-289. ISSN 0172-4622

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to analyse the training effects of the FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee on several parameters of physical performance measures in youth amateur football players. Forty-one adolescent players were randomised within each team into two groups (team 1: control vs. FIFA 11+; team 2: control vs. Harmoknee). The FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee groups performed the program 3 times a week for 4 weeks; the control groups completed their usual warm-up routines. Thirteen physical performance measures (joint range of motion, dynamic postural control, single legged hop limb symmetry, sprint time, jumping height and agility) were assessed. All physical performance parameters were compared via a magnitude-based inference analysis. Significant between-group differences (in favour of the FIFA 11+ players) were found for dynamic postural control (anterior [2.5%] and posteromedial [7.2%] distances), single legged hop limb symmetry (side-to-side symmetry during a triple hop test [8.3%]), 10 (8.4%) and 20 (1.8%) m sprint times and jumping height (9.1%) neuromuscular outcomes. For the Harmoknee, significant differences (in comparison to its paired control group) were found only for 10 (2.7%) and 20 (2.9%) m sprint times and jumping height (9.7%). Therefore, the main findings of this study suggest exchanging traditional warm-up programmes for the FIFA 11+ in male youth soccer players based on its superior effects on some neuromuscular parameters (sprinting, jumping and stability) of physical performance.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: © Georg Thieme Verlag. Any further use shall be only permitted after prior written consent of Thieme.
Uncontrolled Keywords: soccer, muscle, warm-up, neuromuscular control, sport-related injuries
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Sport and Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 16:13
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 15:49
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4150

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