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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2018 March;177(3 Suppl 1):22-9

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.17.03714-7

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Anthropometric indicators in physical development of children and adolescent hockey players in relation to a player position

Elena F. SURINA-MARYSHEVA 1 , Vadim ERLIKH 1, Yuliya KORABLYOVA 1, Elena SVISHCHEVA 2, Elena ERMOLAEVA 2, Salavat KANTYUKOV 2

1 Institute of Sports, Tourism and Service, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia; 2 South Ural State Medical University, Chelyabinsk, Russia


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BACKGROUND: Determine the characteristics of the dynamics of physical development of children and adolescent hockey players, depending on the player position.
METHODS: A total of 189 male children and adolescents were examined, 156 of them were hockey players (95 attackers and 65 defenders), which formed the age groups: 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13 years, 14 years, 15 years and 16 years. All hockey players were engaged in a specialized children’s and youth school of the Olympic reserve for hockey. Standard anthropometric methods for studying length and body weight, as well as calculation of Body Mass Index (BMI) were used in the work.
RESULTS: In the age aspect, three periods of a significant increase in the anthropometric indicators of hockey players are determined: for body weight IT is 11-12 years, 14 and 16 years, for body length it is 11-12 years, 14 and 15 years. In the period from 15 to 16 years there is a significant increase in BMI due to the excess of the growth rates of body weight of hockey players over the body length. The maximum increase in all indicators simultaneously - body length, body weight and BMI - occurs from 9-10 to 11-12 years regardless of the player’s position. Further, the greatest increase in the total body size and BMI of the body length of the hockey players, depending on the player position, corresponds to different periods: for attackers at 14 years (body length), at 16 years (body weight and BMI), for defenders at 13 years (length body and body weight), at 14 years (BMI).
CONCLUSIONS: Changes in the parameters of physical development of children and adolescent hockey players-defenders as compared to hockey-attackers are characterized by smaller amplitude of fluctuations in values. The periods of 13 and 15 years are critical periods in the physical development of attackers judging by the growth of BMI.


KEY WORDS: Growth and development - Body weights and measures - Body Mass Index - Adolescent - Hockey

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