Physical qualities and activity profiles of sub-elite and recreational Australian football players

J.G. Stein, T.J. Gabbett, A.D. Townshend, Brian Dawson

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Abstract

© 2014 Sports Medicine Australia. Objectives: To investigate the relationship between physical qualities and match activity profiles of recreational Australian football players. Design: Prospective cohort study. Methods: Forty players from three recreational Australian football teams (Division One, Two and Three) underwent a battery of fitness tests (vertical jump, 10 and 40. m sprint, 6. m. ×. 30. m repeated sprint test, Yo-Yo intermittent recovery level Two and 2-km time trial). The activity profiles of competitive match-play were quantified using 10-Hz Global Positioning System units. Results: Division One players possessed greater maximum velocity, Yo-Yo level Two and 2-km time trial performances than Division Two and Three players. In addition, Division One players covered greater relative distance, and relative distances at moderate- and high-intensities during match-play than Division Two and Three players. Division Two players had better 2-km time trial performances than Division Three players. Positive associations (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-747
JournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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