COLLEGIATE SPORT PARTICIPATION DOES NOT IMPROVE LONG-TERM FITNESS OR PERFORMANCE
Bracko, M. R. (2002). Effect of two season of play on Canadian female university hockey players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), Supplement abstract 1117.
The effects of two seasons of collegiate ice-hockey participation on off-ice fitness, on-ice fitness, and skating performance in females (N = 11) were investigated.
Off-ice and on-ice fitness, and skating performance generally stayed the same over the two seasons. Only on-ice predicted anaerobic power improved over the course of the study.
Implication. Collegiate sports do not enhance long-term fitness or performance.
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