Table 3

 Anthropometric characteristics (mean±SD) of elite, sub-elite and non-elite players by age group

Under 13Under 14
Elite (n = 48)Sub-elite (n = 25)Non-elite (n = 29)Elite (n = 32)Sub-elite (n = 38)Non-elite (n = 41)
Height (cm)151.8±6.6151.5±5.8153.5±7.6157.7±8.4161.3±7.7160.5±8.4
Weight (kg)40.3±6.140.8±4.842.3±8.744.3±6.548.0±7.846.7±8.8
SSK (mm)34.3±11.039.6±12.838.8±15.936.0±9.138.5±15.944.4±19.3
Under 15Under 16
Elite (n = 37)Sub-elite (n = 25)Non-elite (n = 33)Elite (n = 35)Sub-elite (n = 13)Non-elite (n = 18)
Means in the same row for the same age category having the same subscript are not significantly different at p<0.05.
Height (cm)167.5±8.8167.9±7.5168.4±9.2171.7±7.4174.0±8.3175.1±7.9
Weight (kg)53.4±9.652.9±8.554.5±10.657.9±8.260.6±9.860.5±9.4
SSK (mm)36.9±11.0a37.0±12.1a46.6±21.8b34.6±8.139.0±11.737.8±12.0