Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

Kinesiology and Sport Studies

Date of Award

8-2014

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Satoshi Mizuguchi

Committee Members

Brad H. DeWeese, Kimi Sato

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare changes in static and countermovement jump variables across a competitive season of collegiate soccer to estimated training load and subjective measures of fatigue. Monitoring data from 21 male collegiate soccer players were retrospectively examined. Nine vertical jump sessions occurred across the season in addition to daily training load assessment and daily mood-state assessment. Group average changes from the first testing session were calculated and compared to the group average training load for the 7 days preceding each vertical jump testing session for static and countermovement jump height and allometrically scaled peak power. Statistical analysis demonstrated strong relationships between changes in vertical jump height for both conditions, allometrically scaled peak power for static jumps, and estimated training load. The results indicate changes in static jump height and allometrically scaled peak power may be more useful athlete fatigue monitoring tools than countermovement jump variables.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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