Team tactical and physical performance in small-sided games

Sigrid Olthof Sport Scientist and Lecturer in Performance Analysis & Analytics /Liverpool John Moores University (UK)

Small-sided games are intended to replicate (parts of) the official match. Benefits of playing those training formats in practice is that physical, technical, and tactical capacities are simultaneously stressed. Usually, those small-sided games are modified in number of players, pitch size, or other playing rules to meet specific practice outcomes. This presentation will give an insight in the effects of those modifications on team tactical and physical performance. In addition, it will highlight the representativeness of small-sided games for official match performance.