chapter  19
Differences in Fitness and Psychological Markers as a Function of Playing Level and Position in Two English Premier League Football Clubs
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Over the past five years, an increasing number of English Premiership soccer clubs have utilized sport science services as a means to evaluate and enhance playing performance. However, in trying to understand which factors differentiate playing level, researchers and practioners have focused on a mono-disciplinary approach to explain these differences. This reliance on using only one discipline of sport science to measure differences in playing level in soccer provides only a limited understanding of performance. It is therefore proposed that using an interdisciplinary approach to measure and monitor performance in soccer provides a greater range of sport science information from which to understand performance.