Twelve weeks of soccer-specific training: effects on mucosal immunity, salivary alpha-amylase and body composition in male African youths

Dorota Starzak, Kristen Konko, Andrew MCKUNE

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    Purpose The primary aim of this study was to determine the levels of salivary secretory IgA (sIgA) and salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) in young, black male soccer players, before and after 12 weeks of soccer-specific training. Methods Thirty-four children (11–13 years) who were part of a youth soccer development training academy, participated in the study. The participants underwent 12 weeks of soccer-specific training. Resting saliva samples were collected 48 h before the commencement, and 48 h after the completion, of the training program. Samples were taken between 07:30 and 08:30, 90 min after waking. Body fat percentage (BF %), lean body mass (LBM) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) were also measured. Results Significant differences were found between preand post-training for body mass index (BMI) (P\0.05), waist-to-hip ratio (P\0.05), height (P\0.0001), BF % (P\0.0001) and LBM (P\0.0001). sIgA secretion rate increased significantly from pre- to post-training (P\0.05) however, no significant differences were found in sAA concentration (P[0.05), sAA secretion rate (P[0.05) or sIgA concentration (P[0.05). The magnitude of differences from pre- to post-training applying Cohen’s d effect sizes (ES) were moderate ([0.5) for estimated VO2max, sAA, sAA secretion rate, sIgA and sIgA secretion rate. Conclusion These findings suggest that, 12 weeks of soccer-specific training enhances mucosal immunity and body composition and may have an effect on the sympathetic nervous system in black, male youths.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)269-276
    Number of pages8
    JournalSport Sciences for Health
    Volume12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Soccer
    Amylases
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    Adipose Tissue
    Waist-Hip Ratio
    Saliva
    Body Mass Index
    Education

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