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Title: A Review of Players' Characterization and Game Performance on Male Rink-Hockey
Authors: Ferraz, António 
Valente-dos-Santos, João 
Sarmento, Hugo 
Duarte-Mendes, Pedro
Travassos, Bruno
Keywords: sports physiology phenomena; anthropometry; body composition; performance analysis; injuries
Issue Date: 15-Jun-2020
Publisher: MDPI
Project: UID04045/2020 
Serial title, monograph or event: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume: 17
Issue: 12
Abstract: The aim of this study was to review the evolutionary tendencies of research regarding to the study of male Rink-Hockey players´ and game performance. A systematic search was conducted in PubMed, Web of Knowledge and Scopus databases according to PRISMA method. The initial search identified 815 titles, resulting in 19 articles being included within the review. Original papers (English language) contained relevant data regarding rink hockey players' performance or morphological/physiological demands, anthropometry/body composition characteristics were eligible. Studies were classified into categories: (1) Physiological Demands, (2) Anthropometry and Body Composition, (3) Game Characterization/Patterns, (4) Injuries. Results indicated that Rink hockey requires high intensity effort which demands both short and long duration efforts requirements from players. Body composition analysis shows to be an important monitoring tool which complements the understanding of the athlete's cardiac adaptation. Game patterns shows a combination of specific game momentums with different outcomes according to the game zone. The intense short-term movements, collision and contact between players, in addition to the weight and speed of the hard ball and the stick, can considerably increase the risk of moderate and severe injuries. Lack of literature in Rink-Hockey is remarkable, and research is mainly focused on children and adolescents' players. Furthermore, the existing research with adult elite athletes was assessed with a small sample size.
ISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17124259
Rights: openAccess
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