Touch Football- Fitness

2306 Words May 20th, 2014 10 Pages
Evaluation of the Components of Fitness and an Analysis to Their Relevance of Touch Football
Touch football is a type of football in which the ball carrier is downed by touching instead of tackling. In the game of touch football, there are many different fitness components that relate to specific touch positions. This essay will evaluate the components of fitness and analysis their relevance to touch football. To complete this, a series of fitness tests were done to help determine my suitability to touch football resulting in a recommendation outlining my suitability to a specific touch football position, based on my fitness.
In touch football the ball is passed between the attacking team to players that are onside, who will run or move
…show more content…
This test showed which players would be more suitable to the middle position, as they are fitter. It is also specific to the nature of touch football, due to the short sharp turns. The second aerobic capacity test we completed was the 12 minute run. For this test we had to run for 12 minutes trying to complete the maximum distance we could. My ratings for this test were good, (see appendix 1). These tests can be related to touch football, as touch football requires aerobic fitness because players need to be able to last a 40 minute game of continuous running. Even though in touch you have a number of subs, you are continuously subbing on and off. You do not get much rest, as the game is very vigorous. Aerobic capacity is mainly for the middle position in touch football, as they have to run a lot more during the game and are the fittest players on the field, (SportingPulse, 2013).
Muscular endurance is being able to work a muscle or muscle group for a long period of time at less than maximum effort, (Amezdrox, G. Dickens, S, Hosford, G. and Davis, D. 2012). Muscular endurance was tested by completing a sit up and push up test. My rating for the sit up test were super and for the push up test my rating was excellent, (see appendix 1). These tests were chosen instead of others because if you have a strong core whilst playing touch football, it is seen that you can perform better and this is what these tests work on, (Touch Football Australia, 2013).
Muscular strength
Open Document