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Effect Of High-Speed Treadmill Training With A Body Weight Support System In A Sport Acceleration Program, Carie Suzanne Eastman Aug 2011

Effect Of High-Speed Treadmill Training With A Body Weight Support System In A Sport Acceleration Program, Carie Suzanne Eastman

Theses and Dissertations

Introduction: Maximum running acceleration essential components in many sports. The identification of specific training protocols to maximize sprint speed would be useful knowledge for soccer coaches and players.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a high-speed treadmill with the use of a body-weight support system in a 6-week sport acceleration program on: 40-yard sprint time, maximal isometric knee flexor and extensor strength.

Methods: 32 female soccer players (age 16 ± 1.19 yrs) participated in two treatment groups and one control group. Both treatment groups participated in a 12-session sport acceleration program. The first treatment ...


Differences In The Mechanics Between The Dominant And Non-Dominant Plant Limb During Instep Soccer Kicking, Cassidy M. Berlin Aug 2011

Differences In The Mechanics Between The Dominant And Non-Dominant Plant Limb During Instep Soccer Kicking, Cassidy M. Berlin

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

INTRODUCTION: Over the past 15 years, participation in women’s soccer has increased drastically and with that comes increased exposure to injury. When athletes perform deceleration tasks, such as planting the limb during a kick, there is an increased risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Low knee flexion angles at contact, high posterior ground reaction force (GRF), increased lateral trunk lean, high knee abduction angle, and high knee external rotation of the knee have all been identified as potential mechanisms of ACL injury during deceleration tasks. At higher levels of competition, a soccer player becomes more valuable if they ...


The Influence Of Soccer-Specific Fatigue On Hip Range Of Motion And Peak Isokinetic Hip Flexor Torque In Male Soccer Players, Timothy William Robinson Jan 2011

The Influence Of Soccer-Specific Fatigue On Hip Range Of Motion And Peak Isokinetic Hip Flexor Torque In Male Soccer Players, Timothy William Robinson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

INTRODUCTION: Limited range of motion (ROM), muscular strength deficits and fatigue have been found to be epidemiological risk factors for muscular injuries to the hip. The purpose of this study was to observe the changes in hip isokinetic peak torque and ROM during a soccer-specific fatigue test.

METHODS: Fourteen male high school soccer players (mean age, 17.4 <±>y 1.2years; body mass, 77.8<±>y 8.8 kg; height, 181.9<±> y 8.0 cm) completed an intermittent treadmill protocol designed to replicate the fatigue experienced during a soccer match. At five intervals (before exercise and at 20 minute ...


Is A Structured Comprehensive Warm Up Program Effective In Preventing Injuries In Female Soccer Players?, Lena Sifen Jan 2011

Is A Structured Comprehensive Warm Up Program Effective In Preventing Injuries In Female Soccer Players?, Lena Sifen

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not a comprehensive warm up program is effective in preventing injuries in female soccer players.