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Global Positioning System Analysis of Running Performance in Female Field Sports: A Review of the Literature

Hodun, Megan MSc, ATC; Clarke, Richard MSc, ASCC, CSCS; De Ste Croix, Mark B.A. PhD, CSci; Hughes, Jonathan D. PhD, ASCC

Strength and Conditioning Journal: April 2016 - Volume 38 - Issue 2 - p 49–56
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000200
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ABSTRACT THE USE OF GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS (GPS) IN ANALYZING FIELD SPORT PERFORMANCE IS A RECENT DEVELOPMENT, PARTICULARLY IN SOCCER, RUGBY, AND FIELD HOCKEY. RESEARCH WITH GPS IN FEMALE FIELD SPORTS HAS CENTERED ON MATCH PERFORMANCE, FATIGUE, AND TRAINING INTENSITY. OF PARTICULAR CONCERN FOR GPS ANALYSIS IS THE NEED FOR STANDARDIZED METHODS TO DETERMINE THE OCCURRENCE OF HIGH-INTENSITY RUNNING AND SPRINTING. GPS ANALYSIS FOR FEMALE FIELD SPORT ATHLETES CAN ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING PLANS AND MONITORING PROTOCOLS IN FIELD SPORTS. THE AIM OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO REVIEW THE PUBLISHED STUDIES TO PROVIDE USEFUL INFORMATION TO INFORM COACHES' S&C PROGRAMMING.

Exercise and Sport Research Centre, School of Sport and Exercise, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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

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Megan Hodunis a PhD student in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Gloucestershire.

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Richard Clarkeis a strength and conditioning coach and lecturer in strength and conditioning at the University of Gloucestershire.

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Mark B.A. De Ste Croixis a professor of pediatric exercise physiology at the University of Gloucestershire.

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Jonathan D. Hughesis a strength and conditioning coach and senior lecturer in strength and conditioning at the University of Gloucestershire.

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