Table 6

 Cardiorespiratory endurance and anaerobic capacity (mean±SD) of elite, sub-elite and non-elite players by age group

Under 13Under 14
Elite (n = 41)Sub-elite (n = 24)Non-elite (n = 31)Elite (n = 32)Sub-elite (n = 38)Non-elite (n = 41)
ESHR (min)8.5±1.5a8.2±1.6a,b7.6±1.4b9.5±1.4a9.2±0.9a8.2±1.4b
Shuttle tempo (s)75.3±4.6a76.0±5.7a,b77.9±4.2b72.4±3.8a74.6±4.4a,b76.4±5.5b
Under 15Under 16
Elite (n = 37)Sub-elite (n = 25)Non-elite (n = 32)Elite (n = 33)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.
ESHR (min)10.8±1.2a9.4±1.4b8.7±1.7b11.2±1.6a9.8±1.0b9.3±1.6b
Shuttle tempo (s)69.6±3.5a73.3±6.2b75.2±6.2b67.5±3.8a69.7±3.1a,b72.2±4.8b