Premiership (N = 8) | Division 1 (N = 10) | Division 2 (N = 6) | Division 3 (N = 6) | |
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N represents the number of clubs in a particular division participating in the study. | ||||

n represents the number of clubs that responded to the questionnaire on the stated component of stretching. | ||||

*Values are mean (SD). | ||||

†Values are mean (range). | ||||

HSF, hamstring stretching frequency or repetitions per session; PNF, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation; SHT, static stretching holding time; SSP, standard stretching protocol; STE, stretching technique employed. | ||||

Use of SSP | 6 | 9 | 5 | 4 |

Number of clubs strictly adhering to SSP at most/all sessions | 6 (n = 6) | 9 (n = 9) | 4 (n = 6) | 4 (n = 5) |

SHT (s)* | 31.3 (14.6) | 23.0 (7.90) | 21.7 (11.3) | 13.3 (5.0) |

HSF per session† | 3 (2–5) (n = 7) | 5 (2–10) (n = 6) | 3 (2–6) (n = 5) | 5 (3–6) (n = 4) |

Proportions of STE (static:PNF:ballistic) | 5:1:1 | 6:1:2 | 4:1:1 | 8:1:1 |