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PREDICTORS OF MAX SPRINT SPEED IN PROFESSIONAL MALE SOCCER ATHLETES

Purpose

Within the context of soccer, maximal sprint speed (MSS) is an important performance metric. Additionally, lower-body power (VI), aerobic fitness (VO2peak) and body composition [body fat (BF%), fat mass (FM), and fat-free mass (FFM)] are common metrics that sport scientist track throughout a season. Longitudinal monitoring of these variables in-season and off-season are often used to alter training and nutritional programs. Further complicating things, soccer is a physically challenging, intermittent sport that stresses both aerobic and anaerobic systems. The purpose of this study was to investigate predictive capacity and relationship between common sport science measures (BF%, VO2peak, FFM, and FM) with GPS-derived MSS. 

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To read more on the abstract, scan the QR code in the picture (bottom right). 

I would like to give credit to those who were part of this abstract and worked hard to gather the data needed to present it at the 2022 NSCA National Conference! And, I would like to thank Robert Herron for always considering me for academic and research opportunities! He has been a very important professional throughout my academic career and I am truly honored to have learned so much from him thus far!

Cheryl McCormick, Robert Herron, Jason Casey, Greg Ryan, Hannah Ramirez, Cameron Horsfall, & Drew DeJohn,

United States Sports Academy, University of North Georgia, Piedmont University, Georgia Southern University