Small-sided games %HRmax
(n = 16)
Four-a-side 93.5 + 1.7*
Five-a-side 90.7 + 2.5*.#
Six-a-side 89.7 + 2*,§
Seven-a-side 88.1 + 3*,#,§,†
Eight-a-side 85.3 + 2.2*,#,§,†
* p < 0.05 significant differences between 4 vs. 4 and 5 vs. 5, 6 vs. 6, 7 vs. 7, and 8 vs. 8 small-sided games
# p < 0.05 significant differences between 5 vs. 5, and 7 vs. 7, 8 vs. 8 small-sided games
§ p < 0.05 significant differences between 6 vs. 6, and 7 vs. 7, 8 vs. 8 small-sided games
† p < 0.05 significant differences between 7 vs. 7 and 8 vs. 8 small-sided games
Table3: Percentage of maximum heart rate (% HRmax) during small-sided games with different number of players (M + SD).