Aim: This study aims to examine the effect of preparatory period trainings on some physiological and motoric features of U19 soccer players. Method: A total of 32 players from Çanakkale Dardanel Spor A.Ş. U19 team volunteered to participate in the study. The mean age of the players was 18.5±5 years; mean height, 179.5±4 cms; and mean body weight, 70.1±3.9 kgs. Preparatory practices were made for 8 weeks, 4 days a week, at least 120 minutes a day. A maximal force (1 RM), a Yo-Yo Intermittent Running test and an agility test were applied in the study. In the statistical analysis of the obtained data, "Paired t-Test" was applied between dependent groups using a statistical package program. Findings: A statistically significant difference (p <0.05) was found between all the measurements in the comparison of maximal force, resting and maximum heart rate, distance covered in Yo-Yo running test, MAXVO2 and agility test values of the soccer players before and after the period of practice. Conclusion: As a result, it can be said that the practice program applied during the preparatory period positively affected some motoric and physiological characteristics of U19 soccer players.
Keywords: Soccer, Player, Motoric, Physiological