Table 2

Mean±SD and Cohen's d for turn phase averages of selected parameters related to injury risk at two different course settings

26/10 m course (mean±SD)26/12 m course (mean±SD)Effect sizes (Cohen's d)
vCOM(Completion) (m/s)17.88±0.1017.36±0.521.304
Fcp(Initiation) (N/BW)0.43±0.050.46±0.040.700
Fcp(Completion) (N/BW)0.37±0.070.64±0.21*1.615
dFore/Aft(COM Direction Change II & Completion) (m)0.11±0.040.06±0.041.309
λLean(COM Direction Change II & Completion) (°)44.4±1.046.6±1.6*1.628
  • *p<0.05, **p<0.001, significantly different from 26/10 m course.

  • d≈0.20, small effect size; d≈0.50, medium effect size; d≈0.80, large effect size.

  • COM, centre of mass; Fcp, relative centripetal force; dFore/Aft, fore/aft position; λLean, lean angle; vCOM, COM speed.