The relationship between physical abilities, ball-carrying and tackling among elite youth rugby league players

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/600855
Title:
The relationship between physical abilities, ball-carrying and tackling among elite youth rugby league players
Authors:
Waldron, Mark; Worsfold, Paul R.; Twist, Craig; Lamb, Kevin L.
Abstract:
This study investigated the relationship between the physical abilities of adolescent rugby league players and tackling and ball-carrying skills performed during matches, across three seasons (under-15 to under-17). The players were measured each season for acceleration (10–30 m), peak and mean speed (10–30 m), sprinting force (10–30 m), aerobic power, counter-movement jump (CMJ) height and jumping power. The matches were filmed and analysed for ball-carrying and tackling frequency per minute (successful and unsuccessful outcomes). There were strong relationships between successful carries∙min–1 and 10 m force in the under-15 (R = 0.61, P < 0.001), under-16 (R = 0.69, P < 0.001) and under-17 groups (R = 0.64, P < 0.001). There were also strong and moderate relationships between predicted vertical power and successful carries∙min–1 in the under-15 (R = 0.63, P = 0.011) and under-17 group (R = 0.40, P = 0.030), respectively. There were no relationships between carries or tackles and any other performance indicators. These findings suggest that acceleration, in accordance with gains in body mass, support ball-carrying but not tackling performance. Performance measurements, such as CMJ or aerobic power, do not support ball-carrying ability among youth rugby league players.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Waldron, M., Worsfold, P., Twist, C., & Lamb, K. (2014). The relationship between physical abilities, ball-carrying and tackling among elite youth rugby league players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32(6), 542-549. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2013.841975
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Sports Sciences
Publication Date:
27-Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/600855
DOI:
10.1080/02640414.2013.841975
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24070519; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2013.841975
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1466-447X
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Marken
dc.contributor.authorWorsfold, Paul R.en
dc.contributor.authorTwist, Craigen
dc.contributor.authorLamb, Kevin L.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T10:25:29Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-08T10:25:29Zen
dc.date.issued2013-09-27en
dc.identifier.citationWaldron, M., Worsfold, P., Twist, C., & Lamb, K. (2014). The relationship between physical abilities, ball-carrying and tackling among elite youth rugby league players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 32(6), 542-549. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2013.841975en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02640414.2013.841975en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/600855en
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the relationship between the physical abilities of adolescent rugby league players and tackling and ball-carrying skills performed during matches, across three seasons (under-15 to under-17). The players were measured each season for acceleration (10–30 m), peak and mean speed (10–30 m), sprinting force (10–30 m), aerobic power, counter-movement jump (CMJ) height and jumping power. The matches were filmed and analysed for ball-carrying and tackling frequency per minute (successful and unsuccessful outcomes). There were strong relationships between successful carries∙min–1 and 10 m force in the under-15 (R = 0.61, P < 0.001), under-16 (R = 0.69, P < 0.001) and under-17 groups (R = 0.64, P < 0.001). There were also strong and moderate relationships between predicted vertical power and successful carries∙min–1 in the under-15 (R = 0.63, P = 0.011) and under-17 group (R = 0.40, P = 0.030), respectively. There were no relationships between carries or tackles and any other performance indicators. These findings suggest that acceleration, in accordance with gains in body mass, support ball-carrying but not tackling performance. Performance measurements, such as CMJ or aerobic power, do not support ball-carrying ability among youth rugby league players.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24070519en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2013.841975en
dc.subjectteam sportsen
dc.subjectcollisionsen
dc.subjectsprinting forceen
dc.titleThe relationship between physical abilities, ball-carrying and tackling among elite youth rugby league playersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1466-447Xen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sports Sciencesen
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