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dc.contributor.authorWing, C.
dc.contributor.authorHart, N.H.
dc.contributor.authorMa’ayah, F.
dc.contributor.authorNosaka, K.
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-21T07:19:20Z
dc.date.available2022-09-21T07:19:20Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationWing, C. and Hart, N.H. and Ma’ayah, F. and Nosaka, K. 2021. Evaluating match running performance in elite Australian football: a narrative review. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. 13 (1): ARTN 136.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/89352
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13102-021-00362-5
dc.description.abstract

During Australian football (AF) matches, players are subjected to high running loads, which are intermittent in nature. There is a growing body of research that highlights factors which can both positively and negatively affect this match running performance (e.g., the total distance travelled by a player during match-play). In order to appropriately evaluate these factors, a thorough search of MEDLINE, SportDiscus and Web of Science databases was performed, with a total of 17 manuscripts included within the final evaluation. The main findings from this review highlighted that match running performance is increased amongst those playing in midfield and half back/forward positions, in players with lower playing experience, as well as in matches against higher quality opponents, and in losing quarters. Additionally, a well-design interchange-rotation strategy may be able to positively affect match running performance. A decrease in match running performance was evident amongst more experienced players, during periods of acute fatigue (e.g., following periods of high intensity activity), during matches played in higher temperatures and matches with an increased number of stoppages. However, no effect of ground hardness or size, as well as responses to self-reported wellness questionnaires was found. Other factors such as finals series matches, pre-season training load and elements related to the schedule have been shown to have substantial conflicting results within the literature, increasing the difficulty in making generalisable conclusions to their effect on match running performance. Developing a thorough understanding of these factors which affect match running performance can aid practitioners and coaches to gain a greater understanding of a player’s performance as well as inform the development of strategies for its improvement.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMC
dc.subjectScience & Technology
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subjectRehabilitation
dc.subjectSport Sciences
dc.subjectHigh-speed running
dc.subjectMatch factors
dc.subjectMatch-analysis
dc.subjectMicrosensor technology
dc.subjectRunning distances
dc.subjectNEUROMUSCULAR FATIGUE
dc.subjectEXERCISE-INTENSITY
dc.subjectPHYSICAL CAPACITY
dc.subjectACTIVITY PROFILE
dc.subjectMETABOLIC POWER
dc.subjectPERIODS
dc.titleEvaluating match running performance in elite Australian football: a narrative review
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume13
dcterms.source.number1
dcterms.source.issn2052-1847
dcterms.source.titleBMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
dc.date.updated2022-09-21T07:18:55Z
curtin.accessStatusIn process
curtin.contributor.orcidMaayah, Fadi [0000-0002-6668-3815]
curtin.identifier.article-numberARTN 136
dcterms.source.eissn2052-1847
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridMaayah, Fadi [57218098632]


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