Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

First Committee Member

James Navalta

Second Committee Member

Brian Schilling

Third Committee Member

John Mercer

Fourth Committee Member

Benjamin Burroughs

Number of Pages



Introduction. The purpose of this study was to describe player workload between competition and training of female collegiate soccer players; as well as to determine workload between positions to better our understanding of the mechanical and physical demands of a full soccer match of collegiate female soccer players. Methods. The study sample was comprised of 20 female Division 1 Collegiate soccer players in 7 positions: goalkeeper (n = 1), Attacking Midfielders (n = 2), Defensive Midfielders (n = 3), Center Backs (n = 3), Outside Backs (n = 4), Strikers (n = 2), and Wingers (n = 5). 19 training sessions and 11 competitive games were used in the analysis. VX Sport, a GPS and HR monitor system, was used to measure workload of training, competitions for each position. Results. The results of the statistical analysis revealed that competition workload was significantly higher than the training workload (p < .05). Attacking players were observed to have a higher workload than defensive players. External players did not prove to have a higher workload than central players. Conclusion. There were several significant differences between competition and training workload, and between different positions. The data presented in this study can be used to better understand the mechanical and physiological workload for collegiate female soccer players.


Attacking players; Defensive players; GPS; Heart rate; Physiological; Workload





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