Most Demanding Passages in Elite Futsal: An Isolated or a Repeat Situation?

Illa J., Fernandez D., Tarragó., Reche.

The study investigated the most demanding passages (MDP) in elite futsal, focusing on isolated and repeat situations. Data were collected from 28 professional futsal players during official matches in the Spanish Futsal First Division. MDP were identified using a rolling average method across different performance metrics. Isolated situations referred to single occurrences of intense activity, while repeat situations involved consecutive instances of high demand. Results indicated significant differences in MDP characteristics between isolated and repeat situations. Isolated situations showed higher peak demands compared to repeat situations across various performance metrics. This research highlights the importance of considering situational contexts when assessing the peak demands of elite futsal matches, which can inform training strategies tailored to specific game scenarios.

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