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The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (Level 1) to discriminate elite junior Australian football players

Veale, James P., Pearce, Alan J. and Carlson, John S. 2009, The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (Level 1) to discriminate elite junior Australian football players, Journal of science and medicine in sport, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 329-331, doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.03.006.

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Title The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (Level 1) to discriminate elite junior Australian football players
Author(s) Veale, James P.
Pearce, Alan J.
Carlson, John S.
Journal name Journal of science and medicine in sport
Volume number 13
Issue number 3
Start page 329
End page 331
Total pages 3
Publisher Elsevier Australia
Place of publication Chatswood, N.S.W.
Publication date 2009-05
ISSN 1440-2440
1878-1861
Keyword(s) Yo-Yo
Australian football
aerobic capacity
testing
Summary The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery (IR) Test is currently used to assess endurance performance in team sport athletes. However, to date, no data has been presented on its application to an elite junior Australian football (AF) playing group. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1 (IR1) ability to discriminate between junior AF players at two different playing standards and a group of non-athletic healthy males. Sixty age matched participants (16.6 ± 0.5 years) spread over three groups (20 per group): elite junior footballers; sub-elite junior footballers; and non-athletic healthy males participated in this study. Participants undertook a single Yo-Yo test performance on an indoor basketball court for each group. A one-way ANOVA with Scheffe's post hoc analysis revealed the elite junior footballers covered a significantly greater total distance (p < 0.001) and completed a significantly greater number of high-intensity efforts (p < 0.001) in comparison to their sub-elite counterparts, whilst both AF groups performed significantly better (p < 0.001) than the non-athletic healthy males. This study demonstrates the ability of the Yo-Yo IR1 to discriminate endurance performance between elite and sub-elite AF players, whilst further distinguishing AF players from a non-athletic healthy control group.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.03.006
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Sports Medicine Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045193

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