Influence of body composition on vertical jump performance according with the age and the playing position in football players
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Author/sValadés Cerrato, David; Chena Sinovas, Marcos; Pérez López, Alberto; Álvarez Valverde, Irene; Rubio Arias, Jacobo Ángel; [et al.]
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Body composition and vertical jump are two factors in the multifactorial approach to talent identification in soccer with implication on performance monitorization and injury rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to describe the anthropometric attributes and vertical jump performance in young soccer players based on their playing position.four hundred and thirty-four young soccer players from 7 to 25 years (13.4 ± 3.45 yrs; 156 ± 17 cm; 47.9 ± 15.4 kg), who trained 3 days/week for 1.5 hours/ day, took part in the study. All were split up based on their age or soccer category (U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, U25) and playing position (goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards). Then, body composition was measure using the anthropometric method and vertical jump performance was analysed by three vertical jump test Squat Jump (SJ), Counter-movement Jump (CMJ) and Abalakov Jump (CMJA).significant differences among playing positions were mainly detected in categories U13, U15 and U25. Goa...