Match activities of top-class female soccer assistant referees in relation

Mallo Sainz, Javier and Cala Mejías, Antonio and Gonzalez, Pablo and Navarro Cabello, Enrique (2010). Match activities of top-class female soccer assistant referees in relation. "European Journal of Sport Science", v. 10 (n. 6); pp. 371-376. ISSN 1746-1391. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391003699062.

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Title: Match activities of top-class female soccer assistant referees in relation
Author/s:
  • Mallo Sainz, Javier
  • Cala Mejías, Antonio
  • Gonzalez, Pablo
  • Navarro Cabello, Enrique
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: European Journal of Sport Science
Date: November 2010
ISSN: 1746-1391
Volume: 10
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Association football, match analysis, distance covered, high-intensity exercise, referees
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

The aim of this study was to examine the match activities of top-class female assistant referees (mean age 34.8 years, s=3.5; stature 1.64 m, s=0.05; weight 58.1 kg, s=7.4; body mass index 21.6 kg · m–2, s=2.4) in relation to the offside line. Computerized match analyses were performed on 14 top-class assistant referees during 10 matches (a total of 20 observations) from the 2006 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) under-20 Women's World Championship held in Russia. In addition, the position of the second last defensive player of both teams was calculated throughout the matches to determine the distance from the assistant referee to the offside line. The total distance covered during a game was 5594 m (s=473), of which 27% was sideways movements (1492 m, s=135). High-intensity activities (>13 km · h–1) accounted for 1999 m (s=371). Mean distance from the offside line during the entire match was 1.06 m (s=0.26). Total distance covered, high-intensity activities, and distance from the offside line were not different (P>0.05) between the two halves of the game or consecutive 15-min match periods. Our results show that: (1) the kinematic demands placed on top-class female assistant referees are similar to those of top-class male assistant refereeing except for the amount of high-intensity activities, and (2) assistant referees were able to maintain the distance from the offside line during the match, which suggests an ability to keep up with the pace of the play throughout the match

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Item ID: 8462
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/8462/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:8462
DOI: 10.1080/17461391003699062
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17461391003699062
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Aug 2011 10:47
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 17:14
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