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Author(s):Burbrink, Conlan; Straw, Chase M.; Floyd, Weston; Thompson, Athol; Riechman, Steven
Author Affiliation:Burbrink: Texas A&M University, Bryan, TX; Straw and Floyd: Soil and Crop Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Thompson: Aspetar, Doha, Qatar; Riechman: Kinesiology, Texas A & M, College Station, TX
Title:Athlete performance is affected by natural turfgrass sports field variability
Section:Turfgrass science oral II
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Meeting Info.:Salt Lake City, Utah: November 7-10, 2021
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2021, p. 133311.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"Athlete-surface interactions influenced by within-field variability of surface properties is gaining interest in sports turf management research. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of within-field variability on athlete performance using wearable technology. The study was conducted in College Station, TX at Penberthy Rec Sports Complex on one Tifway 419 hybrid bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon L. (Pers.) x C. traansvalensis, Burtt-Davy] field on native sandy loam. Force reduction was measured from 195 locations within the field using a Deltec FieldTester and georeferenced grid the day before athlete activities were performed. The force reduction data were kriged in ArcGIS Pro, followed by a optimized hot spot analysis to generate two statistically different zones that represented hard (71.3%) and soft (76.4%) areas of the field. Nineteen male club rugby athletes were fitted with wearable inertial measurement units around their ankles the next day (1600 Hz ┬▒ 200 G accelerometer). They were asked to perform two activities within each zone of the field: a drop step (DS) from a 40 cm tall platform and a acceleration-deceleration ability (ADA) drill. During the ADA, the athlete would start from a standstill and accelerate at maximal effort for 20 m at which point they would decelerate as quickly as possible into a backpedal. Athletes were also asked to complete a survey at the end of their session regarding their perception of the field within each zone. Peak accelerations (m/s2) were extracted from the accelerometer data and comparison between zones for each activity were conducted using a T-test at ╬▒=0.05. The DS was statistically significant with the left and right foot experienceing 24.2 (p<0.05) and 24.7 (p<0.01) higher m/s2 on hard versus soft areas, respectfully. No differences were observed during the ADA drill. Furthermore, athletes perceived the soft area as best."
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Burbrink, C., C. M. Straw, W. Floyd, A. Thompson, and S. Riechman. 2021. Athlete performance is affected by natural turfgrass sports field variability. Agron. Abr. p. 133311.
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