Changing pitch-size for young Futsal players

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Small-sided games (SSG) have been used as a reliable method to improve learning in team sports, since it allows the simultaneous development of technical, tactical and physical capacities of Futsal players through the manipulation of tasks constraints (Davids, Araújo, Correia, & Vilar, 2013; Hill-Haas, Dawson, Impellizzeri, & Coutts, 2011). However, it is important to design appropriate learning environments according to different ages or levels of practice (Travassos, Coutinho, Gonçalves, Pedroso, & Sampaio, 2018). Thus, this study evaluated the effects of a training program sustained in the manipulation of the pitch size when learning the game for young Futsal players.

Authors: J. Augusto Assunção, Diogo Coutinho and Bruno Travassos

Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal; CIDESD – Research Center in Sports, Health Sciences and Human Development, Portugal; University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, CreativeLab Research Community, Vila Real, Portugal

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