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Needs Analysis, Physiological Response, and Program Guidelines for Gaelic Football

Brown, Justin MS1; Waller, Michael PhD2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 73–81
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000045
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ABSTRACT: GAELIC FOOTBALL IS A POPULAR IRISH SPORT THAT HAS INCREASED IN POPULARITY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO FAMILIARIZE THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH (SCC) OF THE MOVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH GAELIC FOOTBALL. IN ADDITION, THE PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE RELATED TO GAELIC FOOTBALL IS DISCUSSED, AND A SAMPLE TRAINING PROGRAM IS PROVIDED. A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE OF THE SPORT AND THE DIFFERENCES THAT EXIST BETWEEN PLAYING POSITIONS WILL HELP THE SCC PREPARE PLAYERS FOR COMPETITION.

1Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; and

2Department of Exercise Science and Health, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Justin Brown is a graduate student studying exercise physiology at the University of Utah.

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Michael Waller is an Assistant Professor at the University of Saint Francis.

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