Effect of bio-banding on physiological and technical-tactical key performance indicators in youth elite soccer

Lüdin, Dennis; Donath, Lars; Cobley, Stephen; Romann, Michael (2021). Effect of bio-banding on physiological and technical-tactical key performance indicators in youth elite soccer European Journal of Sport Science, pp. 1-9. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/17461391.2021.1974100

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Bio-banding has been introduced to reduce the impact of inter-individual differences due to biological maturation among youth athletes. Existing studies in youth soccer have generally examined the pilot-testing application of bio-banding. This is the first study that investigated whether bio-banded (BB) versus chronological age (CA) competition affects reliable physiological and technical-tactical in-game key performance indicators (KPIs) using a randomized cross-over repeated measures design. Sixty-five youth elite soccer players from the under-13 (U13) and under-14 (U14) age category and with maturity offsets (MO) between −2.5 and 0.5 years, competed in both a BB and CA game. For statistical analysis, players were divided into four sub-groups according to CA and MO: U13MOlow (CA ≤ 12.7, MO ≤ −1.4), U13MOhigh (CA ≤ 12.7, MO > −1.4), U14MOlow (CA > 12.7, MO ≤ −1.4), U14MOhigh (CA > 12.7, MO > −1.4). The two-factor mixed ANOVA revealed significant (p < .05) interactions between competition format and sub-group for the KPIs high accelerations (h2 p = .176), conquered balls (h2 p = .227) and attack balls (h2 p = .146). Especially, 13MOhigh (i.e. early maturing players) faced a higher physiological challenge by having more high accelerations (|d| = 0.6) in BB games. Notably, U14MOlow (i.e. late maturing players) had more opportunities to show their technical-tactical abilities during BB games with more conquered balls (|d| = 1.1) and attack balls (|d| = 1.6). Affected KPIs indicate new hallenges and learning opportunities during BB competition depending on a player’s individual maturity status. Bio-banding can beneficially be applied to enhance the talent development of youth lite soccer players.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen SFISM > EHSM - Leistungssport > Trainingswissenschaft

Name:

Lüdin, Dennis;
Donath, Lars;
Cobley, Stephen and
Romann, Michael0000-0003-4139-2955

ISSN:

1746-1391 (Print) 1536-7290 (Online)

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

18 May 2022 08:50

Last Modified:

18 May 2022 08:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/17461391.2021.1974100

PubMed ID:

34542017

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Talent development Football Maturation Relative age effect Talent identification

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.16845

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/16845

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