Iván Peña

Iván Peña
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche | UMH · Centro de Investigación del Deporte

PhD

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Introduction
Influence of Relative Age Effect, Maturation, and other variables in talent identification and selection process in soccer.
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July 2019 - present
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
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  • PhD

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Publications (18)
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This study assessed and described the Sprint Force-velocity (SFv) profile, and its validity and reliability in international cerebral palsy (CP) football players. Twenty international male CP football players (age: 26.9±7.4) performed a 30-m sprint, a vertical jump (CMJ), a change of direction (MAT), a dribbling and an intermittent endurance (Yo-Yo...
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Background The COVID-19 global pandemic caused a complete stop in sport participation which meant a detraining period for athletes. High-level athletes had to train at home guided by their coaches and conditioning trainers in an effort to maintain their physical fitness. The aim of maintaining the training adaptations and physical fitness during th...
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Talent identification and selection process in young football is based on coaches' decisions regarding the players' performance at early ages. The aim of this study was to show how the maturity status and the relative age impact on young football players' physical performance and their coaches' efficacy expectations. The physical performance (1RM,...
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The aim of this study was to examine the possible differences on anthropometrics and strength performance between young basketball players with different maturity status. Thirty-one male players (12-15 years) participated in the study. Their maturity status was estimated by the years from/to their peak height velocity (PHV) and players were categor...
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Background and objective : Heart rate variability (HRV) has been proposed as a useful marker that can show the performance adaptation and optimize the training process in elite athletes. The development of wearable technology permits the measurement of this marker through smartphone applications. The purpose of this study is to assess the validity...
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COVID-19 caused a total halt in sport competition during 2020. The purpose of this study was to analyze the changes between pre- and post-lockdown competitive periods in the players’ workload variables in competition. Seventeen professional football players were monitored using a WIMU PRO® inertial device throughout the 2019-20 season. Anthropometr...
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This study aimed to report possible anthropometrical and physical performance differences between youth soccer players with different maturity status and to report the coaches’ expectations, hypothesizing that coaches would expect more from players with advanced maturity. One hundred twenty-two (122) players completed a physical performance battery...
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Under the current structure of soccer, young players are organized according to their chronological age, which may create physical differences between them within a same age-group. These differences influence the player talent identification and selection process and the strength and conditioning development as they give an advantage to those playe...
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In regular football, the players’ selection process involves an objective assessment based on their anthropometric and physical performance. However, available literature focused on players’ selection process in cerebral palsy (CP) football is scarce. Purpose: To describe the anthropometrical and physical performance profiles of the International S...
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The aims of the present study were to analyse the relationship between the physical performance and the match load in cerebral palsy (CP) football players, and to analyse the possible impact of the Spanish League format (playing two matches on two consecutive days) on the players’ match load. Data for a Spanish CP football team (n=10; age: 31.0 ± 8...
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The aims of the present study were to analyse the relationship between the physical performance and the match load in cerebral palsy (CP) football players, and to analyse the possible impact of the Spanish League format (playing two matches on two consecutive days) on the players’ match load. Data for a Spanish CP football team (n=10; age: 31.0 ± 8...
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The aims of this study were to report the relative age effect in different competitive levels and field positions and to analyse the differences within and between different competitive levels and field positions. Data for 203 young soccer players (14.2 ± 1.1 years) included anthropometrics and physical performance (Countermovement jump [CMJ], 30-m...
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Purpose: This study aimed (1) to explore the validity and reliability of a new and specific change-of-direction (COD) test that requires dribbling skills to classify international footballers with cerebral palsy (CP) and compare it with another valid and reliable COD test without ball dribbling and (2) to probe whether both tests can discriminate...
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Strength training is crucial for soccer players’ long-term development at early ages and the biological maturation may influence specific strength-training adaptations. The aim of this study was to propose a strength-training programme for the strength development of prepubertal players and to analyse the adaptations to this training programme in p...
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Strength training is crucial for soccer players' long-term development at early ages and the biological maturation may influence specific strength-training adaptations. The aim of this study was to propose a strength-training programme for the strength development of pre-pubertal players and to analyse the adaptations to this training programme in...
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Purpose: The talent identification and selection process in young male soccer players is mainly focused on anthropometrics and physical performance, but social factors are also considered in this process. The purpose of this study was to test the existence of the relative age effect and its possible influence on anthropometrics and physical perfor...

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Projects (2)
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Using HRV as a control variable of the physical activity response of ANS
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Relative age-related differences