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LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning

Locomotion metrics

Relative distance covered

When the game is examined in terms of metres covered per minute of the game, the range for men’s sevens is between 85.9 metres and 127.4 metres per minute. Further, when sevens players are compared to their 15-a-side counterparts (approximately 87 metres per minute), it is evident that the sevens players complete a significantly greater distance per minute of play (Cunniffe et al 2009).

Backs seem to cover greater distances compared to forwards, covering approximately 10% more distance, with distances at the top speeds being less during the second half for players in both positions.