• Poramet KONLUM
  • Saiphon KONGKUM
  • Christopher MAWHINNEY
  • Arom TREERAJ


Football players, Acceleration, Complex Training, Repeated Sprint Ability


               The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of complex training with a shuttle run on acceleration and repeated sprint ability in varsity football players. Thirty varsity male football players (aged 18-22 years) were recruited from Mahidol University and equally allocated into 3 groups; a control group, an experimental group1 (complex training with a 20-meter shuttle run) and an experimental group2 (traditional complex training). All participants performed the training program 3 days weekly for 6 weeks. Acceleration at 10-meters, 15-meters, and 30-meters and repeated sprint ability (RSA) were tested before and after training. The results revealed that the acceleration at 15-meters and 30-meters and RSA of experimental group 1 were significantly improved after training compared to control group (p<0.05). However, non-significant different of acceleration at 15-meter and 30-meter and RSA were found between experimental group 1 and 2, with the percent changes of experimental group 1 showed a better tend of improvement compared with experimental group 2. In conclusion, the combination of complex training with a shuttle run is more efficient program for sprint performance improvement. Therefore, this training regimen can be used as a supplementary program for preparing athletes’ readiness especially during the in-season period in football players.

(Journal of Sports Science and Technology 2023; 23(2):33-45)
(Received: 29 May 2023, Revised: 31 August 2023, Accepted: 4 September 2023)

*Corresponding author: Arom TREERAJ
College of Sports Science and Technology, Mahidol University,
Nakhon Pathom,Thailand, 73170,THAILAND
E-mail: [email protected]


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