Hockey Fitness Requirements

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Hockey is a challenging sport and to be good at it, particular components of fitness are required. I am a hockey player and I know that the different positions in hockey have different hockey requirements. Fitness, which is being physically fit and healthy and being able to perform at your best, doesn’t only come down to cardiovascular endurance but other fitness requirements as well. There are different components to fitness which are strength, power, agility, balance, flexibility, local muscle endurance, cardiovascular endurance, strength endurance and co-ordination (Mac 2015). As a goalie, I know that my fitness requirements are different to the fitness requirements that the field players have. In field hockey, there are eleven positions.

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