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Sports 2018, 6(2), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6020028

Relationships between Sprint Ability and Endurance Capacity in Soccer Referees

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Research Group Planning and Assessment of Training and Athletic Performance, Pontifical University of Salamanca, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
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Faculty of Health Sciences, University Isabel I, 09003 Burgos, Spain
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Received: 7 March 2018 / Revised: 28 March 2018 / Accepted: 29 March 2018 / Published: 30 March 2018
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze the association between sprint ability and endurance capacity in soccer referees. Twenty-three Spanish officials participated in this study. Each referee undertook, in this order, a 40 m linear straight sprinting test (40 m Sprint) and the Yo–Yo intermittent recovery level 1 test (YYIR1) interspersed with a 8 min of self-administered rest. The results in the 40 m Sprint test showed that the time spent by referees was 5.56 ± 0.27 s and achieved a maximum velocity of 31.46 ± 2.85 km·h−1. Furthermore, during the YYIR1 the referees covered 1213.91 ± 432.26 m. The distance covered at YYIR1 was moderately correlated to the velocity achieved in the 40 m Sprint test (r = −0.404, p < 0.05). These results suggest that the ability to reach high speeds is a limiting factor in YYIR1 performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: match officials; associations; speed; resistance match officials; associations; speed; resistance
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Sánchez-García, M.; Sánchez-Sánchez, J.; Rodríguez-Fernández, A.; Solano, D.; Castillo, D. Relationships between Sprint Ability and Endurance Capacity in Soccer Referees. Sports 2018, 6, 28.

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