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Effects of limited peripheral vision on shuttle sprint performance of soccer players.

Authors
  • Lemmink, Koen A P M
  • Dijkstra, Baukje
  • Visscher, Chris
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perceptual and motor skills
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2005
Volume
100
Issue
1
Pages
167–175
Identifiers
PMID: 15773707
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study examined the effect of limited peripheral vision on the shuttle sprint performance of soccer players. Participants were 14 male soccer players of a student soccer club (M age = 22.1 yr., SD = 1.3 yr.). They performed a repeated shuttle sprint with full and limited peripheral vision. Mean total sprint time and mean turning time increased significantly with limited peripheral vision. It is concluded that only turning during shuttle sprint performance decreases when sprinting with a restricted peripheral field of view, indicating the use of peripheral vision for the control of directional changes while sprinting.

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