MA (Master of Arts)
Kinesiology and Sport Studies
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Ryan P. Alexander, Adam L. Sayers
It is critical to maintain multiple fitness characteristics during the soccer season through the use of training, but also to ensure that the training loads do not hinder subsequent match performance. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the impact of the training load on key physical performance variables in the subsequent match. Five Division I female soccer players were analyzed across six weeks of training and matches. Training loads in the forms of odometer, high intensity odometer, estimated odometer and sRPE were accumulated at time points from one to five days prior to a match. The accumulated training loads were then correlated with the same performance measures from match play. The greatest significant correlations were seen in sRPE training loads when compared to match odometer and estimated distance. There does not appear to be negative effect on match performance when looking at any of the accumulated training load values.
Thesis - Open Access
Bingham, Garett, "The Impact of Training Loads on In-Match Soccer Performance Variables: A Position-Based Case Report" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2561. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2561
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