Table 4

 Strength, power and flexibility (mean±SD) of elite, sub-elite and non-elite players by age group

Under 13Under 14
Elite (n = 47)Sub-elite (n = 28)Non-elite (n = 31)Elite (n = 34)Sub-elite (n = 41)Non-elite (n = 45)
SAR (cm)19.0±5.718.8±6.818.1±5.120.9±6.117.6±7.118.0±6.2
SBJ (cm)170.1±14.5a169.5±14.8a,b161.7±16.1b182.3±17.7a180.1±17.4a,b171.7±19.3b
SUP (n)26.4±3.9a24.6±3.7a,b23.8±3.5b27.5±3.126.8±3.425.7±3.4
BAH (s)26.3±13.0a22.3±13.5a,b18.7±10.2b30.3±18.2a28.0±14.0a19.2±13.0b
VTJ (cm)33.7±4.7a32.6±5.2a,b30.8±4.4b37.1±5.437.0±4.434.4±5.5
Under 15Under 16
Elite (n = 37)Sub-elite (n = 27)Non-elite (n = 32)Elite (n = 35)Sub-elite (n = 12)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.
SAR (cm)22.5±6.1a17.1±8.1b16.5±6.6b23.2±7.1a20.6±8.0a,b14.1±7.8b
SBJ (cm)193.4±13.4a191.1±22.1a179.8±20.7b201.5±13.6200.8±20.0194.4±23.7
SUP (n)30.2±3.0a28.3±3.0b26.0±3.9c30.2±3.4a28.3±2.7a,b27.5±3.3b
BAH (s)40.4±19.2a31.6±14.5a21.0±13.7b40.8±16.4a37.1±17.0a,b24.4±14.9b
VTJ (cm)40.1±4.5a40.3±4.9a35.6±5.9b44.7±5.045.0±5.841.1±6.4