Anthropometric study in the players of the Spanish Female Team of Roller Hockey

Authors

  • Eduard Romero Martin
  • Bernat de Pablo
  • Jesús Bernardo García
  • Josep Salvador Sánchez

Keywords:

Roller hockey; Female athletes; Anthropometry; Sport sciences.

Abstract

Objectives: The objectives of the present study were: a) to analyze anthropometric variables in female elite roller hockey players b) to compare the results with other sports with similar somatotype (ice hockey, field hockey).

Methods: A descriptive study was performed in 16 roller hockey players from the Spanish National Team (age range 16-30 years, mean age 21.8 ± 4.1), including anthropometric measures, body composition and somatotype. A literature review about roller hockey anthropometry was performed and other similar sports were also considered (field hockey and ice hockey).

Findings: The anthropometric results showed similar height and weight parameters in comparison to previous articles about female roller hockey players, showing also similarities with ice hockey players.  In our sample, goalkeepers (n=3) and field players (n=13) showed no significant differences in anthropometric values.

Conclusions: The results of our study provide anthropometric reference values for elite roller hockey players.

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2020-07-17

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Eduard Romero Martin, Bernat de Pablo, Jesús Bernardo García, & Josep Salvador Sánchez. (2020). Anthropometric study in the players of the Spanish Female Team of Roller Hockey. Atena Journal of Sports Sciences, 2, 6. Retrieved from https://atenajournals.com/index.php/ajss/article/view/24

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