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The relationship between a player’s dribbling speed, sprinting speed and coaches’ ranking and their proportion of successfully defended attempts and average length of contests.

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posted on 31.12.2018, 18:51 by Robbie S. Wilson, Nicholas M. A. Smith, Paulo Roberto Pereira Santiago, Thiago Camata, Solange de Paula Ramos, Fabio Giuliano Caetano, Sergio Augusto Cunha, Ana Paula Sandes de Souza, Felipe Arruda Moura

The proportion of successful defended attempts in the one vs. one competition for each individual was positively associated with their overall metric of dribbling speed (PCD1) (N = 21; r = 0.56; P = 0.02) (A) and the coaches ranking of the players (highest number is highest ranked player) (N = 21; r = 0.59; P = 0.02) (B), but not the overall metric of sprint speed (PCS1) (C). The average length of a contest for each defender was not significantly correlated with their overall dribbling performance (PCD1) (N = 21; r = 0.15; P = 0.61) (D) but was significantly correlated with the ranking (N = 21; r = 0.48; P = 0.044) (E). A player’s overall sprinting performance (PCS1) was not significantly associated the average length of a contest (N = 21; r = 0.027; P = 0.91) (F).