Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

EFFECT OF SMALL SIDED GAMES ON THE EFFICIENCY OF BALL PASS AND CONTROL COMPARED WITH ISOLATED ACTIONS FOOTBALL: HIGH VS LOW CONTEXTUAL INTERFERENCE

Abstract

Diego Armando García Gómez, Wilder Geovanny Valencia Sánchez, Juan Osvaldo Jiménez, Juan David Otálvaro Vergara, Rafael Tadeo Herazo Sánchez, Luis Edilson Cuartas Morales

The objective was to determine the training program effect small sided games as a proposal of high contextual interference about the efficiency of the pass and ball control in youth football players. The design is experimental in parallel with stratified random assignment. The participants were soccer players between 15 and 18 years old. Intergroup results elicit that pass variable did not show meaningful statistic differences (p = 0,166), however, efficiency percentages to this variable encourage the experimental group (76,2% vs 71,9%). On the contrary, ball control variable (91,5% vs 81, 9%) showed very meaningful statistical changes in favor to the experimental group (X2 = 11,61; p < 0,001). Concluded that the efficiency of pass and ball control technical actions in football improves with the implementation of a training program structured through Small Sided Games and supports the idea that games in reduced spaces.

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