Demographic, physiological, psychological, and on-ice performance indicators predict plus/minus status of recreational ice hockey players across a season

Nigg, Claudio R.; Gessner, Andreas; Nigg, Carina; Giurgiu, Marco; Neumann, Rainer (2020). Demographic, physiological, psychological, and on-ice performance indicators predict plus/minus status of recreational ice hockey players across a season. German journal of exercise and sport research, 50(4), pp. 463-469. Springer 10.1007/s12662-020-00679-2

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Little is known about physical, physiological,and psychological performance indicatorspredicting recreational athletes’performance. This information maymotivate players to become more activeand inform coaches where to focus to buildconfidence, cohesion, and cooperation.This study investigated which performanceindicators were related to the plus-minus statistic in German recreational icehockey players (n= 20 players; 1 female;mean age= 36.25±12.91 years;height=178.85±8.64cm;weight=81.36±12.89kg; meanyears of ice hockey experience=5.68±8.93)over a season. Anthropometrics,psychological and on-ice performancedata were collected mid-season and plus-minus were recorded after each game.Due to the small sample size, significanceinterpretations are not meaningful;therefore, Cohen’s guidelines were used forr=0.2(small),r=0.5(medium)andr=0.8(large). Medium size positive correlationsof plus/minus were found for push-ups(r= 0.52) and squats (r= 0.37). Small positivecorrelations were found for shot speed(r= 0.33), competitiveness orientation(r= 0.28), and years on team (r= 0.23).Small negative correlations were foundfor win orientation (r= –0.30), body massindex (r= –0.28), task cohesion (r= –0.24),and percent body fat (r= –0.20). Someperformance and psychological indicatorsare relatedto recreational icehockey players’plus-minus statistic over a season. Coachesand players of recreational teams shouldfocus on muscular strength and endurance,shooting speed, body composition, andenjoying the challenge of competition whilelowering their win orientation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Health Science

UniBE Contributor:

Nigg, Claudio Renato and Nigg, Carina

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

2509-3142

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Edith Desideria Imthurn

Date Deposited:

08 Feb 2021 11:38

Last Modified:

23 Feb 2021 22:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12662-020-00679-2

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Amateur sports · Recreational games · Icehockey · Athletic performance · Indicators

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/151965

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151965

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