Relationships among field-test measures and physical match performance in elite-standard soccer referees

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/100161
Title:
Relationships among field-test measures and physical match performance in elite-standard soccer referees
Authors:
Weston, M. (Matthew); Castagna, C. (Carlo); Helsen, W. F. (Werner); Impellizzeri, F. M. (Franco)
Affiliation:
The Professional Football Match Officials Limited(PGMOL). FA Premier League.
Citation:
Weston, M. et. al. (2009) 'Relationships among field-test measures and physical match performance in elite-standard soccer referees', Journal of Sports Sciences, 27 (11), pp.1177-1184.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Sports Sciences
Issue Date:
Sep-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/100161
DOI:
10.1080/02640410903110982
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to assess the extent to which measures derived from the new FIFA referees' fitness tests can be used to monitor a referee's match-related physical capacity. Match-analysis data were collected (Prozone1, Leeds, UK) from 17 soccer referees for 5.0 (s = 1.7) FA Premier League matches per referee during the first 4 months of the 2007-08 season. Physical match performance categories included total distance covered, high-intensity running distance (speed>5.5 m s-1), and sprinting distance (>7.0 m s-1). The two tests were a 6 × 40-m sprint test and a 150-m interval test. Heart rate demand was correlated with total match distance covered (r = -0.70, P = 0.002) and high-intensity running (r = -0.57, P = 0.018) in the interval test. The fastest 40-m sprint was related to total distance covered (r = -0.69, P = 0.002), high-intensity running (r = -0.76, P<0.001), and sprinting distance (r = -0.75, P = 0.001), while mean time for the 40-m sprints was related to total distance covered (r = -0.70, P = 0.002), high-intensity running (r = -0.77, P<0.001), and sprinting distance (r = -0.77, P<0.001). The referees who recorded the best interval-test heart rate demand and fastest 40-m time produced the best physical match performances. However, only the sprint test and in particular the fastest 40-m time had appropriate construct validity for the physical assessment of soccer referees.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
fitness; intermittent exercise; match analysis; repeated sprint ability; soccer
ISSN:
0264-0414
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 02/06/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 02/06/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorWeston, M. (Matthew)en
dc.contributor.authorCastagna, C. (Carlo)en
dc.contributor.authorHelsen, W. F. (Werner)en
dc.contributor.authorImpellizzeri, F. M. (Franco)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-02T12:36:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-02T12:36:54Z-
dc.date.issued2009-09-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Sports Sciences; 27(11):1177-1184en
dc.identifier.issn0264-0414-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02640410903110982-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/100161-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to assess the extent to which measures derived from the new FIFA referees' fitness tests can be used to monitor a referee's match-related physical capacity. Match-analysis data were collected (Prozone1, Leeds, UK) from 17 soccer referees for 5.0 (s = 1.7) FA Premier League matches per referee during the first 4 months of the 2007-08 season. Physical match performance categories included total distance covered, high-intensity running distance (speed>5.5 m s-1), and sprinting distance (>7.0 m s-1). The two tests were a 6 × 40-m sprint test and a 150-m interval test. Heart rate demand was correlated with total match distance covered (r = -0.70, P = 0.002) and high-intensity running (r = -0.57, P = 0.018) in the interval test. The fastest 40-m sprint was related to total distance covered (r = -0.69, P = 0.002), high-intensity running (r = -0.76, P<0.001), and sprinting distance (r = -0.75, P = 0.001), while mean time for the 40-m sprints was related to total distance covered (r = -0.70, P = 0.002), high-intensity running (r = -0.77, P<0.001), and sprinting distance (r = -0.77, P<0.001). The referees who recorded the best interval-test heart rate demand and fastest 40-m time produced the best physical match performances. However, only the sprint test and in particular the fastest 40-m time had appropriate construct validity for the physical assessment of soccer referees.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 02/06/2010]en
dc.subjectfitnessen
dc.subjectintermittent exerciseen
dc.subjectmatch analysisen
dc.subjectrepeated sprint abilityen
dc.subjectsocceren
dc.titleRelationships among field-test measures and physical match performance in elite-standard soccer refereesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Professional Football Match Officials Limited(PGMOL). FA Premier League.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sports Sciencesen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 02/06/2010]en
or.citation.harvardWeston, M. et. al. (2009) 'Relationships among field-test measures and physical match performance in elite-standard soccer referees', Journal of Sports Sciences, 27 (11), pp.1177-1184.-
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