Physical Demands of Top-class Soccer Assistant Refereeing During High-standard Matches

Mallo Sainz, Javier and Navarro Cabello, Enrique and Garcia Aranda, Jose María and Helsen, Werner F. (2009). Physical Demands of Top-class Soccer Assistant Refereeing During High-standard Matches. "International Journal of Sports Medicine", v. 30 (n. 5); pp. 331-336. ISSN 0172-4622. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0029-1202339.

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Title: Physical Demands of Top-class Soccer Assistant Refereeing During High-standard Matches
Author/s:
  • Mallo Sainz, Javier
  • Navarro Cabello, Enrique
  • Garcia Aranda, Jose María
  • Helsen, Werner F.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Date: January 2009
Volume: 30
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Salud y Rendimiento Humano
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This study examined the physical demands experienced by top-class assistant referees during high-standard football matches. Computerized match analyses and heart rate recordings were performed on 18 international assistant referees during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2005. Total distance covered averaged 5752+/-554 m, of which 34% was covered at a high-intensity (>13 km.h (-1)). Sidewards movements represented 30% of total match distance. Both total distance (r=0.67; P<0.01) and high-intensity activities (r=0.52; P<0.05) were related to the displacements of the ball in the same match. The distance covered by high-speed running in this tournament was 255% greater (P<0.001) than that covered during the under-17 World Championship 2003. Mean heart rate during the game was 140+/-11 b.min (-1) (78+/-4% HR (max)). Mean heart rate during a 5-min interval of the match was related in part (r=0.31; P<0.001) to the amount of high-intensity activities performed within the same match-period. The results of this study show that the physical demands imposed on assistant referees are influenced by the movements of the ball and the standard of the competition.

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Item ID: 5261
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/5261/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:5261
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1202339
Official URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19301215
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Dec 2010 08:30
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:07
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