Summary of an article on external match load of one season in female collegiate lacrosse players.
18 (5 attackers, 7 midfilders, 6 defenders) Division-1 collegiate female lacrosse athletes aged 18-23 years (USA).
Lacrosse – a team sport played with a stick and a lacrosse ball; coming from the indigenous peoples of North America.
Cross-sectional observational study (retrospective) data from 2016-2017 season (19 games).
- cumulative load of a match day
- distance measures: total distance, distance at high-intensity (>15 km/h), % of total distance traveled at high-intensity
- speed: maximum speed during the game
- sprint count (>10 km/h), high-intensity sprint count (>20 km/h), high-intensity acceleration count (≥3 m/s2), high-intersity deceleration count (≤3 m/s2)
- measured by GPS and accelerometer
- activity profile for lacrosse female players (all 18 athletes):
Take home message
Devine NF, Hegedus EJ, Nguyen AD, Ford KR, Taylor JB. External Match Load in Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2020 Feb 4.