ANALYSIS OF THE SPRINTS FEATURES DURING FUTSAL MATCHES

  • Fabio Caetano
  • Murilo Bueno
  • Ana Marche
  • Fábio Nakamura
  • Sergio Cunha
  • Felipe Moura
Keywords: high-intensity running, repeated-sprint, videogrammetry

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyse the repeated-sprint sequences (RSS) and to characterise the sprints performed during futsal matches. Automatic tracking system was used to obtain the player’s trajectories (n=97) during five official matches. The sprints were analysed during the both halves and RSS were categorised according to the number of sprints and the time between them. The results showed a decrease in the number of sprints per minute in the second half. However, the duration of the sprints was greater in the second half. For the RSS analysis, the results showed that the most frequent RSS consisted of two sprints interspersed with a maximum of 15 s of recovery. The study characterised the features of sprinting of futsal players, which can help coaches to plan physical training and assessments according to the sport requirements.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities