Anthropometric and Physiological Criteria in Selection of Team National Football U17
The purpose of the study to explore the main medical-sport data for the
selection of national team players U 17. There are many factors important in
determining the success of a soccer player. Soccer players have to adapt to
the physical and physiological demands of the soccer game. Players may not
need to have an extraordinary capacity within any of the areas of physical
performance but must possess a reasonably high level within all areas.
Methods. In this research are included 35 players who did not pass the age
of 17 years. The searches were conducted in the sports lab certified in March
2018, the NSC. Footballers do complete blood and urine tests. For the study
effect we have evaluated some data: hemoglobin, age, height, weight, percentage
fat, aerobic power absolute and relative values. S A was realized
using software, IBM SPSS 20.
Results. In this research the height is 175,129 ± 5,679 which indicates that
the demand for high stature players continues. Weight, mass index and fat
percentage show that players are in regular football body composition. Absolute
aerobic power 2,546 ± 0,370 and relative 40,054 ± 5,644 indicates that
this physical fitness for age is lowered. The hemoglobin average in our values
is 12, 23 ± 0.869, which is below normal sports limits.
Conclusions. Selection of players at the elite level needs some specialist
from various fields in sports, where in addition to external visibility, sportsman
should be evaluated by functional and psychological side.
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