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dc.contributor.authorRead, Paul
dc.contributor.authorOliver, Jon
dc.contributor.authorMyer, Gregory
dc.contributor.authorDe Ste Croix, Mark
dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Rhodri S.
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-16T15:10:17Z
dc.date.available2017-11-16T15:10:17Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationRead, P., Oliver, J.L., Myer, G.D., De Ste Croix, M.B.A. and Lloyd, R.S. (2018) 'The Effects of Maturation on Measures of Asymmetry During Neuromuscular Control Tests in Elite Male Youth Soccer Players', Pediatric Exercise Science, 30 (1), pp.168-175en_US
dc.identifier.issn1543-2920
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/9044
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Pediatric Exercise Science (Online - in press) in 2017, available at https://doi.org/10.1123/pes.2017-0081en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose = Asymmetry is a risk factor for male youth soccer players. There is a paucity of data confirming the presence of asymmetry using practically viable screening tasks in players at different stages of maturation. Method = A cross-sectional sample (N = 347) of elite male youth soccer players who were either (pre-, circa- or post-peak height velocity (PHV)) completed the following single leg assessments: Y-Balance anterior reach (Y-Bal); hop for distance (SLHD); 75% hop and stick (75%Hop) and countermovement jumps (SLCMJ). Results = SLCMJ landing force asymmetry was higher in both circa and post-PHV groups, (p < 0.001; d = 0.41 – 0.43). 75%Hop landing force asymmetries were also highest in circa PHV players but between group comparisons were not statistically significant and effect sizes were small. SLHD and Y-Bal asymmetries reduced with maturation; however, no group differences were significant, with small to trivial effect sizes (d = ≤ 0.25). Conclusion = Stage of maturation did not have a profound effect on asymmetry. Between-limb differences in functional performance seem to be established in early childhood; thus, targeted interventions to reduce this injury risk factor should commence in pre-PHV athletes and be maintained throughout childhood and adolescence to ensure asymmetry does not increase.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPediatric Exercise Science;
dc.subjectsoccer playersen_US
dc.subjectyouth soccer playersen_US
dc.subjectmaturationen_US
dc.subjectneuromuscularen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Maturation on Measures of Asymmetry during Neuromuscular Control Tests in Elite Male Youth Soccer Playersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1123/pes.2017-0081
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-13
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-11-16
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