We developed a soccer specific fitness score on the basis of retrospectively analyzed data of perfomance diagnostics (5 × 30m sprinttest and running steptest) of the german national soccer team. It refers to a heuristic evaluation of the performance parameter 5m-time (T5), 30m-time (T30) as well as the velocity (V) at the individual anaerobic threshold (IAT) by means of exponential functions. T5 (25%), T30 (30%) and VIAT are emphasized differently. The mean values of the analyzed data (0,96s/3,98s/4,03m:s-1) result in 25, 30 and 45 points (P) respectively. A performance superior to the degree of the double standard deviation (0,90s/3,78s/ 4,31m:s-1) result in double P. The determination of the fitness of 108 players out of 5 teams by using this score indicates that soccer teams of higher divisions possess a better sprint performance than those of lower divisions. Players of lower divisions try to compensate this (talent) deficit by an improved endurance.
|Translated title of the contribution||A soccer specific fitness score|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Fracture|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2001|
- Performance diagnostics
- Sprint performance