Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine

ISSN: 2300-9705     eISSN: 2353-2807    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/cej.2016.2-06
CC BY-SA   Open Access   DOAJ  DOAJ

Lista wydań / Vol. 14, No. 2/2016
Repeated Acceleration Activity in Competitive Youth Soccer

Autorzy: Steve Atkins
Division of Sport and Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

David J. Barron
Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, UK

Chris Edmundson
Division of Sport and Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Dave Fewtrell
Division of Sport and Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Słowa kluczowe: GPS RAA performance analysis repeated acceleration ability soccer youth
Rok wydania:2016
Liczba stron:7 (55-61)
Cited-by (Crossref) ?:


Soccer match-play is increasingly characterised by short, high-speed bursts reliant on the ability to accelerate. Performance is impaired after peak acceleration activity and during the second half and may compromise a player’s effectiveness. To date, information about repeated acceleration sequences is lacking but would provide further insight into high-speed activity during competition. This study examined repeated acceleration ability (RAA) using GPS (5 Hz) and accelerometer (100 Hz), during 14 competitive youth soccer matches from the 2014–2015 season. Results showed that RAA profiles were relatively homogeneous, and there were no significant differences between playing positions. RAA activity was also relatively stable between playing halves and only the activity of forwards declined significantly. In summary, this study suggests that RAA is a generic requirement of match-play at this level but presents a specific focus for conditioning regimens.
Pobierz plik

Plik artykułu


1.Akenhead, R., Hayes, P., Thompson, K., Duncan, F. (2013). Diminutions of acceleration and deceleration output during professional football match-play. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16 (6), 556-561. DOI: 10.1016/J.JSAMS.2012.12.005.
2.Arruda, A., Carling, C., Zaneti, V., Aoki, M., Coutts, A., Moreira, A. (2015). Effects of a very congested match schedule on bodyload impacts, accelerations and running measures in youth soccer players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10 (2), 248–252. DOI: 10.1123/IJSPP.2014-0148.
3.Barberό-Álvarez, J., Carlow, J., Boullosa, D., Nakamura, F., Andrin, G., Weston, M. (2014). Repeated acceleration ability (RAA): a new concept with reference to top-level field and assistant referees. Asian Journal of Sports Medicine, 5 (1), 63–66.
4.Barnes, C., Archer, D., Buchheit, M., Bradley, P. (2014). The evolution of physical and performance parameters in the English Premier League. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 35, 1–6. DOI: 10.1055/S-0034-1375695.
5.Barron, D.J., Atkins, S., Edmundson, C., Fewtrell, D. (2014). Accelerometer derived load according to playing position in competitive youth soccer. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14 (3), 734–743.
6.Bradley, P., Carling, C., Gomez-Diaz, A., Hood, P., Ade, J., Boddy, M. (2013). Match performance and physical capacity of players in the top three competitive standards of English professional soccer. Human Movement Science, 32 (4), 808–821. DOI: 10.1016/J.HUMOV.2013.06.002.
7.Buchheit, M., Mendez-Villanueva, M., Simpson, M., Bourdon, P. (2010). Repeated-sprint sequences during youth soccer matches. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 31 (10), 709–716. DOI: 10.1055/S-0030-1261897.
8.Carling, C., Dupont, G. (2011). Are declines in physical performance associated with a reduction in skill-related performance during professional soccer match-play? Journal of Sports Science, 29 (1), 63-71. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2010.521945.
9.Carling, C., Le Gall, F., Dupont, G. (2012). Analysis of repeated high-intensity running performance in professional soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30 (4), 325–336. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2011.652655.
10.Di Mascio, M., Bradley, P. (2013). Evaluation of the most high intensity running period in English FA Premier League soccer matches. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27 (4), 909–915. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0B013E31825FF099.
11.Dupont, G., Nedelec, M., Berthoin, S., McCall, A., McCormack, D., Wisloff, U. (2010). Effect of 2 soccer matches in a week on physical performance and injury rate. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 38 (9), 1752–1758. DOI: 10.1177/0363546510361236.
12.Folgado, H., Duarte, R., Fernandes, O., Sampaio, J. (2014). Competing with lower level opponents decreases intra-team movement synchronization and time-motion demands during pre-season soccer matches. PLOS one, 9, 5. DOI: 10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.0120461.
13.Gréhaigne, J., Godbout, P., Bouthier, D. (1999). The foundations of tactics and strategy in team sports. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 18 (2), 159–174.
14.Ingebrigtsen, J., Terje, D., Hjelde, G., Drust, B., Wisloff, U. (2015). Acceleration and sprint profiles of a professional elite football team in match-play. European Journal of Sport Science, 15 (2), 101–110. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2014.933879.
15.Little, T., Williams, A. (2005). Specificity and acceleration, maximum speed and agility in professional soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 19 (1), 76–78.
16.Lockie, R., Murphy, A., Knight, T., de Jonge, J. (2011). Factors that differentiate acceleration ability in field sport athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 10, 2704–2714. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0B013E31820D9F17.
17.McMorris, T., Rayment, T. (2007). Short-duration, high-intensity exercise and performance of a sports-specific skill: a preliminary study. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105 (2), 523–530.
18.Odetoyinbo, K., Wooster, B., Lane, A. (2007). The effect of a succession of matches on the activity profiles of professional soccer players. Journal of Sport Science and Medicine, 10, 16–17.
19.Osgnach, C., Poser, S., Di Prampero, P., Bernardini, R., Rinaldo, R. (2010). Energy cost and metabolic power in elite soccer: A new match analysis approach. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42 (1), 170–178. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0B013E3181AE5CFD.
20.Rahnama, N., Reilly, T., Lees, A., Graham-Smith, P. (2003). Muscule fatigue induced by exercise simulating the work rate of competitive soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences, 21 (11), 933–942.
21.Rampinini, E., Bosio, A., Ferraresi, I., Petruolo, A., Morrelli, A., Sassi, A. (2011). Match-related fatigue in soccer players. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 43 (11), 2161–2170. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0B013E31821E9C5C.
22.Rey E., Lago-Peñas, C., Lago-Ballesteros, J., Casais, L., Dellal, A. (2010). The effect of a congested fixture period on the activity of elite soccer players. Biology of Sport, 27 (3), 181–185.
23.Russell, M., Sparkes, W., Northeast, J., Cook, C., Love, T., Bracken, R. (2014). Changes in acceleration and deceleration capacity throughout professional soccer match-play. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Advanced online publication.
24.Stone, K., Oliver, J. (2009). The effect of 45 minutes of soccer-specific exercise on the performance of soccer skills. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 4 (2), 163–175.
25.Terje, D., Ingebrigtsen, J., Gertjan, E., Harvard, G., Wisloff, U. (2016). Playerload, acceleration and deceleration during 45 competitive matches of elite soccer. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30 (2), 351–359. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000001063.
26.Varley, M., Aughey, R. (2013). Acceleration profiles in elite Australian soccer. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 34 (1), 34–39. DOI: 10.1055/S-0032-1331776.
27.Varley, M., Fairweather, I., Aughey, R. (2012). Validity and reliability of GPS for measuring instantaneous velocity during acceleration, deceleration and constant motion. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30 (2), 121–127. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2011.627941.
28.Wallace, J., Norton, K. (2014). Evolution of World Cup soccer finals 1966–2010: game structure, speed and play patterns. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17 (2), 223–228. DOI: 10.1016/J.JSAMS.2013.03.016.