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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31822fc80a
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A Testing Battery for the Assessment of Fitness in Soccer Players

Turner, Anthony MSc, CSCS1; Walker, Scott MSc, CSCS1; Stembridge, Michael MSc2; Coneyworth, Paul MSc1; Reed, Glen MSc1; Birdsey, Laurence MSc2; Barter, Phil MSc1; Moody, Jeremy PhD2

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Abstract

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH SOCCER TEAMS MUST BE ABLE TO ADMINISTER A TIME-EFFICIENT, VALID, AND RELIABLE FITNESS TEST, WITH HIGH CONTENT VALIDITY. BASED ON THESE CRITERIA AND THE RESEARCH HEREIN, THE FOLLOWING BATTERY IS ADVISED: ANTHROPOMETRY, SQUAT JUMP, COUNTER MOVEMENT JUMP, REACTIVE STRENGTH, 1 REPETITION MAXIMUM (1RM) POWER CLEAN, 1RM SQUAT, PRO-AGILITY, LINEAR SPEED, AND YO-YO INTERMITTENT RECOVERY TEST. THE RESULTS CAN GUIDE THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONALS AND TECHNICAL COACHES IN PROGRAM DESIGN, LEADING TO MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT GOAL ACHIEVEMENT.

© 2011 National Strength and Conditioning Association

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