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Strength and Conditioning for Netball: A Needs Analysis and Training Recommendations

Thomas, Christopher MSc, CSCS; Comfort, Paul PhD, CSCS*D; Jones, Paul A. PhD, CSCS; Dos'Santos, Thomas MSc, CSCS

Strength and Conditioning Journal: August 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 4 - p 10–21
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000287
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ABSTRACT THERE IS A LACK OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH INTO THE DEMANDS AND THE SPECIFIC AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND REDUCE THE RISK OF COMMON INJURIES IN FEMALE NETBALL ATHLETES. NETBALL IS PREDOMINANTLY ANAEROBIC, CHARACTERIZED BY FREQUENT HIGH-INTENSITY MOVEMENTS THAT REQUIRE HIGH LEVELS OF STRENGTH, POWER, AND LOWER LIMB CONTROL. HOWEVER, THERE IS LIMITED RESEARCH IN THE PREPARATION OF FEMALE NETBALL PLAYERS FOR TRAINING AND COMPETITION. IN THIS REVIEW, WE PRESENT THE PHYSIOLOGICAL DEMANDS OF TRAINING AND COMPETITION, COMMON CAUSES OF INJURY, AND STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING TRAINING RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE AND REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF INJURY IN FEMALE NETBALL PLAYERS.

Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Address correspondence to Christopher Thomas, c.thomas2@edu.salford.ac.uk.

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

Christopher Thomasis a PhD student in Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford.

Paul Comfortis a Senior Lecturer and program leader of the MSc Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford.

Paul A. Jonesis a Lecturer in Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford, UK.

Thomas Dos'Santosis a PhD student in Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford.

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