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Time-motion analysis of elite field hockey during several games in succession: a tournament scenario.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16602166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
International field hockey tournaments may require teams to play three games within a period of four days. Therefore, there is potential for residual fatigue to affect the movement patterns of players during subsequent games. The purpose of this study was to document changes in time-motion analysis of 14 elite male field hockey players during three games within a period of four days during an international tournament. In addition, the nature of and any changes in repeated-sprint activity were investigated using a criteria of a minimum of three sprints with a mean recovery duration between sprints of < 21 s. The percent of total game time spent standing significantly increased across all three games (7.4+/-.2, 11.2+/-2.7 and 15.6+/-5.6%, respectively, P<0.05). Conversely, the percent time spent jogging significantly decreased from game 1 to game 2 and from game 1 to game 3 (40.5+/-7.3, 34.8+/-7.4 and 29.4+/-5.7%, respectively, P<0.05). Furthermore, the percent time in striding significantly increased from game 1 to game 3 and from game 2 to game 3 (4.1+/-1.3, 5.1+/-0.9 and 5.8+/-1.4%, respectively. P<0.05). Changes in mean motion frequency and duration were recorded across games for the motions of standing, striding and sprinting. The frequency of exercise bouts that met the criteria for 'repeated-sprint' decreased across the three games (17, 11 and 8, respectively). In summary, the results suggest that when elite field hockey players play three games within four days there are significant changes in time-motion analysis.
Authors:
M Spencer; C Rechichi; S Lawrence; B Dawson; D Bishop; C Goodman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1440-2440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sci Med Sport     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-07     Completed Date:  2006-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812598     Medline TA:  J Sci Med Sport     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Team Sport Research Group, School of Human Movement and Exercise Science, The University of Western Australia, Crawley. mspencer@wais.org.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Fatigue / physiopathology
Hockey / physiology*
Humans
Male
Physical Endurance / physiology*
Recovery of Function / physiology*
Time and Motion Studies*

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