Comparison of chosen physical fitness characteristics of Ultimate Frisbee players based on playing position

Thompson, Hannah (2021) Comparison of chosen physical fitness characteristics of Ultimate Frisbee players based on playing position. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

[img] Text
2021 Thompson Hannah.v2.pdf - Submitted Version
Restricted to Registered users only
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (920kB)

Abstract

Purpose: Minimal research exists exploring Ultimate Frisbee, particularly on the potential
physical differences between playing positions within the game. Research has identified
Ultimate Frisbee as a high-intensity intermittent sport, and it is recognised that in order for
players to be successful competitively, they must be proficient in a variety of physical
modalities. The purpose of this study is to compare the physical characteristics of Ultimate
Frisbee players based on playing position.

Method: Ultimate Frisbee players (N = 27, age = 23 ± 3 years; height = 173.4 ± 10.7 cm; body
mass = 71.1 ± 10 kg) participated in four tests that targeted alternative areas of physical fitness.
Participants were split based on playing position into handlers (N = 10) and cutters (N = 17).
Participants were then required to complete a series of fitness tests selected based on the sport
specific movements and demands of Ultimate Frisbee. The tests included: Yo-Yo Intermittent
Recovery Test Level 1, 30m Sprint, 505 Agility Test, and Standing Broad Jump. Data was
collected in person and online due to COVID-19 restrictions. Tests used to conduct data
analysis were Independent Samples T-Tests for parametric data and Mann-Whitney U Test for
non-parametric data.

Results: The results showed no significant difference between handlers and cutters of all
participants in each test of physical fitness; predicted

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education in the Secondary Years
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical fitness, Ultimate Frisbee, games
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Michelle Farndell
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 14:11
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 14:11
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5921

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item