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Table 5 Relationships between physical fitness components and movement with a ball (using hands or feet) sport-specific technical skills from studies with fair or good methodological quality with low ROB

From: The Relationship Between Physical Fitness Qualities and Sport-Specific Technical Skills in Female, Team-Based Ball Players: A Systematic Review

Physical fitness measuresAssociated with technical skillNot associated with technical skillSummary conclusion
 # relationships assessed from each studyStatistical association# relationships assessed from each studyn/N outcome (%)Practical interpretation
Agility measures1 [85], 3 [84]+2 [55]4/6 (67%)Clear association (better agility test scores = better movement with a ball outcome)
Body composition measures3 [86], 6 [89]+/−3 [85], 18 [86]9/30 (30%)No association
Cardiorespiratory fitness measures0N/A1 [85]0/1 (0%)Unknown
Coordination measures3 [55]2 [55]3/5 (60%)Clear association (better coordination test scores = better movement with a ball outcome)
Power measures0N/A2 [85]0/2 (0%)Unknown
Speed measures1 [84]+1 [85]1/2 (50%)Unknown
  1. Coding: n/N number of significantly associated relationships divided by total number of relationships. # number of relationships reported with study reference number in brackets. Statistical association: + positive statistical correlations, negative statistical correlations, +/− includes both positive and negative statistical correlations. Practical interpretation: clear association (≥ 60% of total relationships are significantly associated), no association (≤ 33% of total relationships are significantly associated), unknown conclusion (< 5 total relationships reported)