Effects of different practice task constraints on fluctuations of player heart rate in small-sided football games

Duarte, R., Araujo, Duarte, Fernandes, Orlando, Travassos, B., Folgado, H., Diniz, A., & Davids, Keith W. (2010) Effects of different practice task constraints on fluctuations of player heart rate in small-sided football games. The Open Sports Sciences Journal, 3(1), pp. 13-15.

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This paper analyzes effects of different practice task constraints on heart rate (HR) variability during 4v4 smallsided football games. Participants were sixteen football players divided into two age groups (U13, Mean age: 12.4±0.5 yrs; U15: 14.6±0.5). The task consisted of a 4v4 sub-phase without goalkeepers, on a 25x15 m field, of 15 minutes duration with an active recovery period of 6 minutes between each condition. We recorded players’ heart rates using heart rate monitors (Polar Team System, Polar Electro, Kempele, Finland) as scoring mode was manipulated (line goal: scoring by dribbling past an extended line; double goal: scoring in either of two lateral goals; and central goal: scoring only in one goal). Subsequently, %HR reserve was calculated with the Karvonen formula. We performed a time-series analysis of HR for each individual in each condition. Mean data for intra-participant variability showed that autocorrelation function was associated with more short-range dependence processes in the “line goal” condition, compared to other conditions, demonstrating that the “line goal” constraint induced more randomness in HR response. Relative to inter-individual variability, line goal constraints demonstrated lower %CV and %RMSD (U13: 9% and 19%; U15: 10% and 19%) compared with double goal (U13: 12% and 21%; U15: 12% and 21%) and central goal (U13: 14% and 24%; U15: 13% and 24%) task constraints, respectively. Results suggested that line goal constraints imposed more randomness on cardiovascular stimulation of each individual and lower inter-individual variability than double goal and central goal constraints.

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ID Code: 40903
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This article is freely available from the publisher's website - see "Official URL" link above.
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Keywords: Task Constraints, Time-Series Analysis, Fluctuations
DOI: 10.2174/1875399X01003010013
ISSN: 1875-399X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Motor Control (110603)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright Duarte et al.; Licensee Bentham Open.
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Deposited On: 22 Mar 2011 07:43
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2017 20:24

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