Table 5

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

Under-13Under-14
Elite (n = 42)Sub-elite (n = 24)Non-elite (n = 31)Elite (n = 32)Sub-elite (n = 38)Non-elite (n = 42)
30 m sprint (s)4.4±0.2a4.5±0.2a4.7±0.2b4.3±0.2a4.3±0.2a4.5±0.3b
SHR (s)20.6±1.4a21.2±1.6a,b21.4±1.2b20.1±1.520.2±1.220.8±1.5
Shuttle sprint (s)14.6±0.8a15.2±0.8b15.2±0.6b14.4±1.2a15.0±0.9b14.9±0.9b
Under-15Under-16
Elite (n = 37)Sub-elite (n = 25)Non-elite (n = 33)Elite (n = 31)Sub-elite (n = 12)Non-elite (n = 15)
Means in the same row for the same age category having the same subscript are not significantly different at p<0.05.
30 m sprint (s)4.1±0.2a4.2±0.2a4.4±0.3b3.9±0.24.0±0.24.0±0.2
SHR (s)19.8±1.320.1±1.420.4±1.219.4±1.319.0±1.019.9±1.1
Shuttle sprint (s)13.9±0.7a14.6±1.0b14.4±1.1a,b13.6±1.014.2±0.714.0±0.7