Can biological maturation influence in power muscle and velocity of Young soccer players? / A maturação biológica pode influenciar na força muscular e na velocidade de jovens jogadores de futebol?

Guilherme Borsetti Businari, Danilo Rodrigues Batista, Felipe de Ornelas, Vlademir Meneghel, Wellington Gonçalves Dias, Jhenipher Moniky Rosolem, Paulo Henrique Barbosa, Marlene Aparecida Moreno, Tiago Volpi Braz, Charles Ricardo Lopes


The biological maturation is a process manifested more frequently in adolescence, and promotes many physiological changes. The purpose of this study was analysis physical performance of young soccer players in different maturity age. Participated of the study 36 young soccer players (16.5 ± 1.6 years; 178 ± 7 cm; 67 ± 9 kg). During second week of preparation period, were assessed characteristics anthropometric, for obtained the peak height velocity (PHV), vertical jump height tests and sprints tests. Were were separated in 4 groups with 9 players, having as criterion the age of PHV: PHV1 age below than 25th percentile, PHV2 = age between 25th to 50th percentile, PHV3 = age between 50th to 75th percentile and PHV4 = age above 75th percentile. A significant main effect between groups was observed for squat jump (SJ) (p = 0.005), countermovement jump (CMJ) (p = 0.001), sprint 40m (sprint20+20m) (p = 0.013) and sprint 20m (sprint20m) (p = 0.007). In conclusion, becomes important to assess the maturity status in young soccer players due the determinant abilities of match can be predict by maturation age through PHV measurement.




Soccer, performance test, physical assessment, maturity status.

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