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Issue 11 - Research from the 2014 Senior Qld State Cup!

During the 2014 Queensland Senior State Cup the sport science team examined the fitness levels and match-activity profiles of the Maroochydore men’s team. Check out the previous issue of Sport Science Update (http://www.queenslandoztag.com.au/index.php?page_id=144) to see the team’s match statistics. They covered approximately 13% more distance per minute than teams tracked in 2013 suggesting ‘winning’ OzTag teams run further and faster. In this issue of Sport Science Update we take a further look into the importance of fitness and what it takes to represent QLD!  

Issue 10 - Research from the 2014 Senior Qld State Cup!

During the 2014 Queensland Senior State Cup the sport science team examined the fitness levels and match-activity profiles of the Maroochydore men’s team. The Maroochydore team were undefeated over the tournament until losing the grand final in extra time to a tough Moorooka side. By tracking the team over the tournament we aimed to better understand the effects of fatigue accumulation during tournament competition and if this is influenced by physical fitness levels. In this issue of Sport Science Update we compare the match statistics of the Maroochydore team with those collected the previous year during the 2013 Queensland State Cup.

Issue 9 - Research Findings from the 2014 Junior State Cup!

Earlier this year, a total of 147 junior teams took to the fields at Stockland Park for a massive weekend of competition at the 2014 Junior Queensland State Cup. The Sport Science Team was there tracking the movements of the under 14 boys and girls competitions using GPS technology. In this issue of Sport Science Update we look at the movement demands of the under 14 Richlands girls team.

Issue 8 - Preparation Guidelines for the 2014 Queensland State Cup!

In less than two weeks time, a total of 87 teams from Weipa to the Tweed Coast will take to Stockland Park on the Sunshine Coast for the 2014 Queensland Senior State Cup. The fast- paced and competitive nature of Oztag places considerable demands on players and with teams competing in multiple games over the three day tournament, you need to be dedicated to both your fitness and nutrition in order to play at your best. This issue of Sport Science Update provides you with some simple and effective guidelines to ensure your teams success!

 

Issue 7 - National Referees Visit the Sport Science Laboratory!

Raymond Dent smashed the maximal exercise test, scoring a VO2max of 55.1. That score puts him higher than the average scores reported for  professional rugby union and soccer referees! If you’d like to test your fitness, try the exercise protocol found here (left). Ray cancelled at stage 10 (18 km/h). Fellow Gold Coast referee, Jason Gillespie, was on par – also cancelling the test during stage 10.

Issue 5 & 6 - Research Findings from 2013 Australian Championships!

In this double issue of Sport Science Update we take a look at the research findings from the 2013 Australian Championships. Over 3 days, six referees were monitored using GPS and heart rate (HR) technology to provide an understanding of the fitness requirements for refereeing at national tournament level.

 

Issue 4 - The Physical Demands of Oztag Refereeing using GPS Technology!

This issue of Sport Science Update provides an insight into the running demands of State Cup referees and asks the important question, how can we improve the performance of Oztag referees?!

 

Issue 3 -  Testing your Maximal Aerobic Power for Oztag!

During an Oztag match we typically cover between 2-2.5 km and research from the 2013 Queensland State Cup reported Queensland representative players covered greater total and relative distance than non-selected players.

 

Issue 2 - The Physical Demands of Oztag using GPS Technology!

Earlier this year the Sport Science Team visited the 2013 Queensland State Cup to investigate the movement demands of oztag. Using GPS trackers provided by Catapult Sports the team tracked the movement patterns of player’s providing information on how far and fast we run during an oztag game.

 

Issue 1 - Meet the Sport Science Team!

Introduces the research team. You will see our game is in very good hands from a performance perspective.

 

Glossary

This supplement issue of Sport Science Update explains the meaning of terms used to describe player movement during an Oztag match

 
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