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Mental Fatigue and Soccer: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

Overview of attention for article published in Sports Medicine, April 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (69th percentile)

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Title
Mental Fatigue and Soccer: Current Knowledge and Future Directions
Published in
Sports Medicine, April 2018
DOI 10.1007/s40279-018-0908-2
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Authors

Mitchell R. Smith, Chris Thompson, Samuele M. Marcora, Sabrina Skorski, Tim Meyer, Aaron J. Coutts

Abstract

Fatigue is a complex state with multiple physiological and psychological origins. However, fatigue in soccer has traditionally been investigated from a physiological perspective, with little emphasis on the cognitive demands of competition. These cognitive demands may induce mental fatigue, which could contribute to the fatigue-related performance decrements observed during and after soccer matches. Recent research investigating the relationship between mental fatigue and soccer-specific performance supports this suggestion. This leading article provides an overview of the research in this emerging field, outlining the impact of mental fatigue on soccer-specific physical, technical, decision-making, and tactical performances. The second half of this review provides directions for future research in response to the limitations of the existing research. Emphasis is placed on translating the current body of knowledge into practical applications and developing a greater understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the negative impact of mental fatigue on soccer performance. A conceptual model is presented to help direct this future research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 17%
Student > Bachelor 13 16%
Unspecified 9 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Other 20 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 54 65%
Unspecified 14 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 6%
Psychology 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Other 4 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 80. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 February 2019.
All research outputs
#198,246
of 13,162,426 outputs
Outputs from Sports Medicine
#219
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#9,273
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Outputs of similar age from Sports Medicine
#17
of 55 outputs
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