PhD Scientific Days 2018

Budapest, April 19–20, 2018

Field testing follow-up in soccer team of young athletes

Sydó, Nóra

Júlia Érdi, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Dávid Major, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Csaba Bognár, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Orsolya Kiss, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Bálint Lakatos, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Attila Kovács, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Csilla Czimbalmos, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Ibolya Csécs, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Hajnalka Vágó, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Dávid Becker, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center
Béla Merkely, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center

Language of the presentation

Hungarian

Text of the abstract

Introduction: Sport specific training is a method of legal performance enhancement. Lab and field testing have to be combined and repeated to get accurate results of athletic performance and give training recommendations.
Aims: Our aim was to create and test a field testing method on a soccer team and assess their performance.
Method: Initially we performed a detailed cardiology screening and performance assessment. Before the season, we performed field testing (Yoyo test with lactate measurements, speed test and body composition analysis). We created 3 groups: fast-short distance, slow-long distance and mixed type runners. We recommended a running program to improve speed and endurance then repeated the field testing.
Results: We included a male U17 soccer team (n=17, 15.6±0.5years). On cardiopulmonary exercise testing they had excellent exercise time (15.6±1.6min), aerobic capacity (58.0±3.6ml/kg/min) and ventilation (146.2±18.0l/min). According to body composition analyses, mean fat was 9.6±1.9 kg (14.3±2.7%), lean mass was 14.8±7.6 kg (22.1±0.1%). On the first field test, average running distance on Yoyo test was 2040±206m with peak lactate of 11.3±3.1mmol/L. After the running program all soccer players performed better; running distance increased by average 745±295m (+37%, P<.0001) while peak lactate levels decreased by 2.1±3.4mmol/L (-14%, P<.05). All athletes performed better on the second speed test, 0.11±0.05s (-6.34±0.03%; P<.0001) improvement on 10 meters. All players showed improved metabolic status according to lactate profiles. Mean body fat decreased by 18.2% (-1.7±2.4kg, P<.05), while muscle mass increased by 5% (0.7±0.6kg, P<.05).
Conclusion: Combined lab and field testing is an effective method of athletic performance evaluation. Field testing of soccer players identified significant performance improvement with training. Reduced fat and increased muscle mass are good indicators of effective training and also contribute to performance improvement.
"SUPPORTED BY THE ÚNKP-17-3 NEW NATIONAL EXCELLENCE PROGRAM OF THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN CAPACITIES”

Data of the presenter

Doctoral School: Basic Medicine
Program: Cardiovascular Disorders
Supervisor: Béla Merkely
E-mail address: nora.sydo@gmail.com