The influence of intermittent high-intensity shuttle running and fluid ingestion on the performance of a soccer skill

A small clinical trial showed the performance of the soccer skill test (Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test) after the 'no-fluid' trial deteriorated by 5% (P<0.05), but was maintained during the fluid trial, and suggests that soccer players should consume fluid throughout a game to help prevent a deterioration in skill performance.

The influence of intermittent high-intensity shuttle running and fluid ingestion on the performance of a soccer skill