Strength and conditioning practices of franchise-level cricket trainers

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Lee Pote, Greg King and Candice Christie 2020. Strength and conditioning practices of franchise-level cricket trainers. South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 32 (1), pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.17159/2078-516x/2020/v32i1a7786
AuthorsLee Pote, Greg King and Candice Christie
Abstract

Background: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the strength and conditioning practices implemented by cricket trainers and coaches at an elite level.

Methods: An online survey, adapted from previous strength and conditioning questionnaires, was sent to trainers currently working with the franchise cricket teams in South Africa. The survey consisted of four main sections including a general strength and conditioning, cricket- specific and injury prevention category.

Results: The results indicated that trainers (n = 5) implement planned sessions throughout the different phases of the season and that certain injury prevention practices are applied. Furthermore, player workload is monitored for all disciplines (batsmen, bowlers and fielders).

Conclusion: These results can be used as a tool to educate coaches and trainers to ensure the correct strength and conditioning practices are implemented. Additionally the study showed that strength and conditioning practices at the elite level can be implemented without specialised equipment and facilities, which is important for teams that are constantly travelling. Lastly it showed the importance of looking at all aspects of health and skill related fitness.

Keywordscricket trainers; conditioning practices; injury prevention
Year2020
JournalSouth African Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal citation32 (1), pp. 1-5
PublisherSouth African Sports Medicine Association, South Africa
ISSN2078-516X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.17159/2078-516x/2020/v32i1a7786
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.17159/2078-516X/2020/v32i1a7786
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Publication dates12 May 2020
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