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Table 6 Relationships between physical fitness components and offensive 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 [88], 2 [90]1 [88], 3 [79], 4 [72], 4 [89], 4 [92]3/19 (16%)No association
Balance measures1 [72]+1 [72]1/2 (50%)Unknown
Body composition measures1 [80], 1 [92], 2 [72], 7 [89],16 [73]+/−10 [87], 14 [73], 14 [90], 15 [92], 17 [80], 25 [89], 30 [72]27/152 (18%)No association
Cardiorespiratory fitness measures1 [79], 1 [92], 1 [88]+/−2 [79], 1 [88], 3 [92]3/9 (33%)No association
Flexibility measures0N/A2 [90], 3 [79], 4 [72]0/9 (0%)No association
Muscular endurance measures0N/A2 [72], 2 [90], 3 [79]0/7 (0%)No association
Muscular strength measures1 [72]+2 [90], 3 [72], 4 [75], 4 [88], 6 [80]1/20 (5%)No association
Power measures1 [79], 1 [88], 2 [80], 2 [90], 5 [92]+4 [72], 4 [89], 7 [88], 8 [79], 8 [90], 11 [92], 16 [80]11/69 (16%)No association
Reaction time measures2 [77, 79]+/−34 [77, 79]2/36 (6%)No association
Speed measures1 [92], 2 [90], 4 [88]+/−4 [88], 4 [89], 7 [92]7/22 (32%)No association
  1. Coding: n/N number of significantly associated relationships divided by total number of relationships. # number of relationships with study reference number in brackets. Statistical association: + positive statistical correlations, negative statistical correlations, +/− includes both positive and negative statistical correlations. Practical interpretation: no association (≤ 33% of total relationships are significantly associated), unknown conclusion (< 5 total relationships reported). Note: Relationships removed from data synthesis due to poor methodological study quality and/or high risk of bias included the following category: power (2 relationships [54])