Soccer and sprinting?

Is soccer technically a sprinting sport?

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  • 5 months ago
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    You need both good sprinting speed and endurance.  I'd say it is more about interval training.  You sprint for a bit, jog for a bit, stand around a bit, sprint for a while, and so on.  Dedicated sprinters tend to carry a lot more muscle around.  That wouldn't work for a game like football (soccer) because you have to cover a lot more ground.  So while it involves some sprinting, it's not all about sprinting.

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  • 5 months ago

    Absolutely not. It has some sprinting in it, but endurance is just as important if not more for many positions.

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  • 5 months ago

    No, it is just like any sport that involves sprinting. Soccer would have to be one of those sports that requires more sprinting than some others.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes and more, a game of deception like basketball.

    Cheating under the noses of the spectators and judges.

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  • 5 months ago

    Not really, and it depends on which position you play.  I rarely had to sprint, sprint, even though I'm fairly fast, or I used to be.  I was defensive back, right side.  When we had good games, I mostly watched the game and just chucked the ball forward when it came to me. When we had bad games, I had to switch positions (like mid-field or forward) with other people a lot because I was a beginner, and they had more experience and had to defend more.  

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  • 5 months ago

    Technically speaking, yes, you could call it a sprinting sport, since soccer players usually sprint at maximum speed for brief moments. This is crucial to the sport.

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  • J
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    5 months ago

    No; ball control is paramount. Speed and fitness are good attributes.

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  • .
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    5 months ago

    No. 

    It's a sport with continued jogging/running (unless you play keeper) and occasional sprints.

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