Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Kinesiology

Number of Pages

78

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to create a profile of high school soccer players by measuring physical attributes, abilities, and skills in players competing in interscholastic soccer in Las Vegas. Seventy-two male and sixty-nine female varsity players completed a soccer history questionnaire and fourteen physical and skill characteristics were measured. The results indicate that high school soccer players are in slightly better physical condition compared with typical adolescents. Male players are similar to international soccer players of the same age and female players are similar to older international players. There is no difference between gender and position played with respect to physical and physiological characteristics. Differences did exist between soccer positions, regardless of gender. The positional placement of individual players appears to be an important factor in separating the successful teams from unsuccessful teams.

Keywords

Characteristics; Female; High; Male; Physical; Players; School; Soccer; Varsity

Controlled Subject

Kinesiology; Recreation; Physical education and training

File Format

pdf

File Size

1648.64 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ueke-jeun


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