• 1 Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • 2 Faculty of Sports and Health Science, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 3 Sport Sciences, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Sports Biomech, 2022 Nov 07.
PMID: 36342420 DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2022.2143415


We aimed to clarify the effect of different futsal playing surface structural properties on the resultant change of direction (COD) performance, perceived traction and frictional properties. Twenty experienced male university soccer players performed a COD slalom-course test and perceived traction evaluation on three different types of playing surfaces (area-elastic: AE, point-elastic no.1: PE1 and point-elastic no.2: PE2). Frictional properties of these surfaces were mechanically evaluated against a futsal shoe, using a hydraulic moving force platform, and expressed as available friction coefficient (AFC). In the COD performance test, the participants performed significantly better on the point-elastic surfaces (PE1 and PE2) when compared to the area-elastic surface (AE) (p 

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