The aim of the study was to compare the physical demands of women’s soccer competitive matches of the second and fourth German leagues using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Twenty-two outfield female soccer players from a local club who were competing in the second (2L) and fourth (4L) German national leagues took part in this study. The current limitations of using GPS technology for the analysis of athletes’ physical performance during training and match-play should be taken into account. The midfielders were also found to run more distance at low-medium and high-intensity speeds than defenders in both leagues. The number of players, matches, and complete data sets used in the present study compare favorably to those of similar published studies on women’s soccer. Finally it considers the differences in the speed zones or thresholds used in the current literature to define the various locomotor activities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||International Research in Science and Soccer II|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)