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Petridis, Leonidas; Utczás, Katinka; Tróznai, Zsófia; Kalabiska, Irina; Pálinkás, Gergely; Szabó, Tamás – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: Vertical jump is a common test to measure impulsive ability in soccer; however, limited normative data have been published on young soccer players from vertical jump measurements on a force platform. The purpose of this study was to provide normative values for three chronological age groups of male junior soccer players (U16, U17 and,…
Descriptors: Athletes, Team Sports, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries
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Bolger, Linda A.; Bolger, Lisa E.; O'Neill, Cian; Coughlan, Edward; Lacey, Seán; O'Brien, Wesley; Burns, Con – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between fundamental movement skills (FMS) and markers of health among a cohort of Irish primary school children. Methods: Participants (N = 296, mean age: 7.99 ± 2.02 years) were senior infant (n = 149, mean age: 6.02 ± 0.39 years) and 4th class (n = 147, mean age: 9.97 ± 0.40 years)…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Correlation
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Cicone, Zackary S.; Holmes, Clifton J.; Fedewa, Michael V.; MacDonald, Hayley V.; Esco, Michael R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: Maximal heart rate (MHR) is an important physiologic tool for prescribing and monitoring exercise in both clinical and athletic settings. However, prediction equations developed in adults may have limited accuracy in youth. The purpose of this study was to systematically review and analyze the available evidence regarding the validity of…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Physiology, Age Differences, Prediction
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Machado, João Cláudio; Barreira, Daniel; Teoldo, Israel; Travassos, Bruno; Júnior, João Bosco; Santos, João Otacílio Libardoni Dos; Scaglia, Alcides José – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate if player tactical skill level and age category influence team performance and player exploratory behavior in tasks with different difficulty levels. Method: In total, 48 youth male soccer players participated in the study (U15, n = 24, mean age = 13.06 [plus or minus] 1.53 years; U17, n = 24, mean age =…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Difficulty Level, Efficiency, Athletes
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Santos, Sara; Coutinho, Diogo; Gonçalves, Bruno; Schöllhorn, Wolfgang; Sampaio, Jaime; Leite, Nuno – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the effects of a differential-learning program, embedded in small-sided games, on the creative and tactical behavior of youth soccer players. Forty players from under-13 (U13) and under-15 (U15) were allocated into control and experimental groups and were tested using a randomized pretest to posttest…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Teaching Methods, Randomized Controlled Trials, Comparative Analysis
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Peña-González, Iván; Fernández-Fernández, Jaime; Moya-Ramón, Manuel; Cervelló, Eduardo – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: The talent identification and selection process in young male soccer players is mainly focused on anthropometrics and physical performance, but social factors are also considered in this process. The purpose of this study was to test the existence of the relative age effect and its possible influence on anthropometrics and physical…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Males, Athletes, Age Differences
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Lozano-Berges, Gabriel; Gómez-Bruton, Alejandro; Matute-Llorente, Ángel; Julián-Almárcegui, Cristina; Gómez-Cabello, Alba; González-Agüero, Alejandro; Casajús, José A.; Vicente-Rodríguez, Germán – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to determine which of the published anthropometric equations is the most appropriate to estimate body-fat percentage (BF%) in adolescent swimmers. Method: Eighty-eight swimmers (45 boys, 43 girls) participated in this study. Following the recommendations of the International Society of the Advancement of…
Descriptors: Athletics, Human Body, Adolescents, Aquatic Sports
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Mercier, Kevin; Donovan, Corinne; Gibbone, Anne; Rozga, Kimberly – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: A relationship exists between attitudes toward physical education and future physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine changes in attitude toward physical education as students progressed from upper elementary school (Grade 4) through middle school (Grade 8). Method: Three cohorts of students (Cohort 1, Grades 4-6,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Smith, Lee; van Jaarsveld, Cornelia H. M.; Llewellyn, Clare H.; Fildes, Alison; López Sánchez, Guillermo Felipe; Wardle, Jane; Fisher, Abigail – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: Variability in the timing of infant developmental milestones is poorly understood. We used a twin analysis to estimate genetic and environmental influences on motor development and activity levels in infancy. Method: Data were from the Gemini Study, a twin birth cohort of 2,402 families with twins born in the United Kingdom in 2007.…
Descriptors: Genetics, Environmental Influences, Child Development, Twins
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Dascal, Juliana Bayeux; Teixeira, Luis Augusto – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Decline of motor performance in older individuals affects their quality of life. Understanding the contribution of sport-related training in advanced ages might help to attenuate motor performance decay as one gets older. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the extent to which long-lasting training in running or sport-specific skills…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Older Adults, Athletics, Quality of Life
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Vescovi, Jason D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to quantify the locomotor, heart-rate, and metabolic power characteristics of high-level youth female field hockey matches. Method: Players from the U21 and U17 Canadian women's national teams were monitored during a 4-match test series using Global Positioning System technology. Position (forward,…
Descriptors: Athletes, Females, Team Sports, Foreign Countries
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Lemez, Srdjan; MacMahon, Clare; Weir, Patricia – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Annual age cohort groupings promote relative age effects (RAEs), which often, inadvertently, create participation and attainment biases between relatively older and younger players within the same age cohort. In a globally evolving sport, women's rugby team selection practices may potentially bypass qualified players as a result of maturational…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Age Differences, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Mozumdar, Arupendra; Liguori, Gary – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Estimating obesity prevalence using self-reported height and weight is an economic and effective method and is often used in national surveys. However, self-reporting of height and weight can involve misreporting of those variables and has been found to be associated to the size of the individual. This study investigated the biases in…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Body Height, Obesity, Computation
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MacDonald, Megan; Lipscomb, Shannon; McClelland, Megan M.; Duncan, Rob; Becker, Derek; Anderson, Kim; Kile, Molly – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this article was to examine specific linkages between early visual-motor integration skills and executive function, as well as between early object manipulation skills and social behaviors in the classroom during the preschool year. Method: Ninety-two children aged 3 to 5 years old (M[subscript age] = 4.31 years) were…
Descriptors: Correlation, Visual Perception, Psychomotor Skills, Executive Function
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Rothenberg-Cunningham, Alek; Newell, Karl M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: This study investigated perception and action coupling as reflected in a mapping between time-to-contact (TTC) and time-to-peak-velocity (TPV) for children and youths aged 7 to 8, 11 to 12, and 15 to 16 years old and adults aged 19 to 20 years old performing a task that allowed the participants to self-select the interception position in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Young Adults
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