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The Current Use of GPS, Its Potential, and Limitations in Soccer

Hennessy, Liam, PhD1,2; Jeffreys, Ian, PhD, FNSCA, CSCS*D, RSCC*D3

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 3 - p 83–94
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000386
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ABSTRACT IN SOCCER, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) MONITORING OF PLAYER WORKLOADS IS NOW EXTENSIVELY USED ACROSS ALL LEVELS OF THE SPORT. TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THIS TECHNOLOGY IT IS IMPORTANT TO APPRECIATE HOW IT WORKS. FURTHER, WHEN THE LIMITATIONS OF GPS USE ARE APPRECIATED AND THE RATIONALE OF USE IS AGREED AND ARTICULATED, THEN THE POTENTIAL OF GPS MONITORING CAN BE EFFECTIVELY REALIZED TO BETTER MANAGE PLAYERS' PERFORMANCE, WORKLOAD AND WELFARE. (SEE VIDEO, SUPPLEMENTARY DIGITAL CONTENT, NUMBER 1, WHICH SUMMARIZES GPS USE, LIMITATIONS, AND POTENTIAL IN SOCCER, HTTP://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A238).

1Setanta College, Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland;

2Department of Sport and Exercise, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, Wales; and

3Department of Sport and Exercise, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, Wales

Address correspondence to Dr. Liam Hennessy. director@setantacollege.com.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Liam Hennessyis Academic Director at Setanta College and visiting Professor at the University of South Wales.

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Ian Jeffreysis Professor of Strength and Conditioning at the University of South Wales.

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