Analysis of physical and physiological requirements in soccer trainings in young soccer players (under -10 years)


  • Norberto Pascual Verdú University of Alicante, Spain
  • Jesús A. Orbea Palacios University of Alicante, Spain
  • José A. Martínez Carbonell University of Alicante, Spain
  • Marcelo A. Jove Tossi University of Alicante, Spain



Soccer, Child, Analysis, Training


The aim of this study is to analyse the physical and physiological factors in soccer training at different categories of training. The participants were 30 soccer players of 8-a-side soccer in the under 10’s age group (9.93±0.25 years) who participated in the under 10 Provincial Tournament in Alicante. During training, the variables of covered distance, heart rate, speed (average and maximum values) as well as the methodology used and position were registered. After the statistical analysis and its related discussion, it was concluded that the players do not show differences in the covered total distance in relation to the category. Notwithstanding, there are differences with regards to speed and heart rate, which are caused by the greater physical development of the players in comparison to the under10’s age group category. Regarding the methodology employed, it is worth stressing that the coaches used, to a greater extend, the global method, followed by the mixed method.


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Pascual Verdú, N., Orbea Palacios, J. A., Martínez Carbonell, J. A., & Jove Tossi, M. A. (2015). Analysis of physical and physiological requirements in soccer trainings in young soccer players (under -10 years). Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 10(2), 592–601.



Sport Medicine, Nutrition & Health