Int J Sports Med
DOI: 10.1055/a-1202-1496
Training & Testing

Game Running Performance and Fitness in Women’s Futsal

1  Faculty of Sciences, UNESP, Bauru, Brazil
4  School of Physical Education and Sport of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
,
Francimara Budal Arins
2  Physical Effort Laboratory, Sports Center, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
,
Luiz Guilherme Antonacci Guglielmo
2  Physical Effort Laboratory, Sports Center, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
,
Ricardo Dantas de Lucas
2  Physical Effort Laboratory, Sports Center, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
,
Lorival José Carminatti
3  Center of Health Sciences and Sports, UDESC, Florianopolis, Brazil
,
Paulo Roberto Pereira Santiago
4  School of Physical Education and Sport of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (USP), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
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Funding: This study received funding from FAPESP–São Paulo Research Foundation under process number [2013/08302–6], [2016/50250-1] and in part by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Brasil (CAPES) - Finance Code 001.

Abstract

The study aimed to verify possible associations between game-play running performance and outcomes derived from fitness (running) tests in female futsal players. Sixteen women professional elite futsal players from a 1st division league team (19.2±2 years-old, 4.3±2.1 years of experience) participated. Firstly, a graded incremental treadmill test was adopted to determine maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). Following 72 h of laboratory protocol, players were asked to perform a repeated-sprint test on a court (8×40 m with two 180° change-of-directions). Twenty-four hours after, players participated in a one-off friendly game (two 20-min half-times). A computerized automatic image recognition software (DVIDEOW; 30 Hz) allowed to determine game running performance variables. Fatigue index and best time in the court test and VO2max and its attached speed derived from laboratory-based test showed significant moderate-to-moderately high correlations (r=− 0.59–0.76; p<0.05) with some game running performance outputs, notably related to high-intensity running. In conclusion, the present study provided initial evidence on associations between two fitness tests and one-off game running performance in female futsal. Information derived from the work potentially help conditioning professionals working with female futsal athletes gain awareness about some properties of common testing tools.



Publication History

Received: 00 00 2020

Accepted: 08 June 2020

Publication Date:
28 July 2020 (online)

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