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Validity and reliability of speed tests used in soccer: A systematic review

Altmann, Stefan; Ringhof, Steffen; Neumann, Rainer; Woll, Alexander; Rumpf, M. C.

Speed is an important prerequisite in soccer. Therefore, a large number of tests have been developed aiming to investigate several speed skills relevant to soccer. This systematic review aimed to examine the validity and reliability of speed tests used in adult soccer players.

A systematic search was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines. Studies were included if they investigated speed tests in adult soccer players and reported validity (construct and criterion) or reliability (intraday and interday) data. The tests were categorized into linear-sprint, repeated-sprint, change-of-direction sprint, agility, and tests incorporating combinations of these skills.

In total, 90 studies covering 167 tests were included. Linear-sprint (n = 67) and change-of-direction sprint (n = 60) were studied most often, followed by combinations of the aforementioned (n = 21) and repeated-sprint tests (n = 15). Agility tests were examined fewest (n = 4). Mainly based on construct validity studies, acceptable validity was reported for the majority of the tests in all categories, except for agility tests, where no validity study was identified. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000098146
Veröffentlicht am 09.09.2019
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220982
Zitationen: 6
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1932-6203
KITopen-ID: 1000098146
Erschienen in PLOS ONE
Band 14
Heft 8
Seiten Art.-Nr.: e0220982
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