Training planification and quantification in a standard five-a-side football season

Javier Álvarez Medina

Pedro Manonelles Marqueta

Pedro Corona Virón

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Álvarez Medina, J., Manonelles Marqueta, P., & Corona Virón, P. (2004). Training planification and quantification in a standard five-a-side football season. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 76, 48-52.



Physical trainers are worried about training time, how we can know the intensity of it and how we can improve the physical fitness of our players. Training sessions must include all the different factors that have influence on the playing game. The object of this study is to offer dates over the time we dedicate to all the different stages of the training sessions such as warning-up, strength, endurance, speed, flexibility, match time, tactics and official match. The study was made during the 2002-2003 season including all the training sessions made by Foticos Zaragoza team, which plays in the top Spanish league of five-a-side football. We have studied 38 weeks with a total of 177 training sessions and 43 matches. The total training time has been 27.060 minutes, with an average of 12 hours per week. Match time has been the most important part of the training time with a 23 % of the total. The quantity of training time of this year will be a very important reference to prepare next season’s competition 


Keywords: Five-a-Side Football, Training Session, Training Time.

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: April 01, 2004