Cutting movement assessment scores (CMAS) during anticipated and unanticipated 90-degree sidestep cutting manoeuvres within female professional footballers

Needham, C and Herrington, LC ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4732-1955 2022, 'Cutting movement assessment scores (CMAS) during anticipated and unanticipated 90-degree sidestep cutting manoeuvres within female professional footballers' , Sports, 10 (9) , p. 128.

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Abstract

Background: ACL injuries present a considerable burden in female football, with highest incidence being related to change of direction (COD) tasks. The aim was to identify if differences existed between an anticipated and unanticipated 90-degree cutting task using the CMAS. Methods: 11 female professional footballers completed twelve 90-degree COD tasks (6 anticipated, 6 unanticipated). Participants performed the unanticipated task in response to a moving football at the start of their acceleration. All COD tasks were filmed and assessed using the CMAS. Results: The CMAS score for the unanticipated COD task (5.53 ± 0.71) was significantly larger than for the anticipated COD task (3.55 ± 0.85, p < 0.012). Excellent intra-rater reliability was observed (ICC = 0.97) for analysis of CMAS scores. Conclusions: Female footballers in this sample demonstrated a greater CMAS score during an unanticipated COD task compared to an anticipated COD task. These athletes are therefore more likely to display ‘high-risk’ movement patterns, thus greater risk of injury. Reacting to a sporting implement, such as a moving ball, may be a contributing factor to these results. Further research into unanticipated COD tasks should be considered to determine why these differences occur and the impact of anticipation on performance.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Sports
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2075-4663
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2022 12:06
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2022 12:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/64688

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