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dc.contributor.authorHaycraft, JAZ
dc.contributor.authorKovalchik, S
dc.contributor.authorPyne, DB
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, S
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-23T01:04:08Z
dc.date.available2019-09-23T01:04:08Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2198-9761en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40798-017-0109-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387620
dc.description.abstractBackground: Australian football (AF) players require endurance, strength, speed, and agility to be successful. Tests assessing physical characteristics are commonly used for talent identification; however, their ability to differentiate between players across the Australian Football League’s (AFL) participation pathway remains unclear. The objective of this review was to quantify the physical characteristics of male AF players across the AFL participation pathway. Methods: A search of databases was undertaken. Studies examining tests of physical performance were included, with 27 meeting the inclusion/exclusion criteria. Study appraisal was conducted using a checklist of selection criteria. Results: The 20-m sprint time was the most reported test, followed by vertical jump (VJ), AFL planned agility, and 20-m multi-stage fitness test (MSFT). The fastest times for 20-m sprint were for Elite AFL players (range 2.94–3.13 s), with local-level players the slowest (3.22–4.06 s). State Junior Under (U) 18s (58–66 cm) had higher jumps than senior players, with the lowest jumps reported for Local U10s (mean 31 cm). No elite-level data were reported for the AFL planned agility or 20-m MSFT. AFL planned agility times were only reported for talent pathway levels, with large performance variability evident across all levels (8.17–9.12 s). Only mean 20-m MSFT scores were reported from Local U10s to National Draft Camp (6.10–13.50 shuttles). Conclusions: Talent pathway players exhibit similar mean test scores irrespective of the physical test, with the exception of 20-m sprint and VJ. Physical tests can discriminate between local participation level players but are less useful within the AFL talent pathway.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom46:1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto46:16en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSports Medicine - Openen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11en_US
dc.titlePhysical characteristics of players within the Australian Football League participation pathways: a systematic reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHaycraft, JAZ; Kovalchik, S; Pyne, DB; Robertson, S, Physical characteristics of players within the Australian Football League participation pathways: a systematic review, Sports Medicine - Open, 2017, 3 (1), pp. 46:1-46:16en_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2019-09-23T00:57:38Z
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s). 2017 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en_US
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