Small-Sided and Conditioned Games in Soccer Training

The Science and Practical Applications

  • Filipe Manuel Clemente

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

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About this book


This book reviews the general acute effects and adaptations of small-sided and conditioned games (SSCGs) in terms of physiological responses, technical performance and methodology/periodization in the game of soccer. It also reviews the many studies conducted in the past decade to investigate the influence of SSCGs on physiological responses and technical performance in soccer training. SSCGs, which are smaller and adapted versions of formal team sports, are very popular training drills for players at all ability levels and competitive levels and offer an alternative to traditional fitness training. Exploring their role in depth, this book offers a valuable resource for academics, researchers and coaches with an interest in developing improved training techniques for soccer.


Small-Sided and Conditioned Games (SSCGs) Soccer Training Techniques Applied Physiology Drill-Based Exercises Soccer Training Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Filipe Manuel Clemente
    • 1
  1. 1.Escola Superior de Desporto e LazerInstitut Politécnico de Viana do CasteloMelgaçoPortugal

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0879-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0880-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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