Which performance markers have the greatest impact on lacrosse point production? A review

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Zachary Ferrenburg


Purpose: The purpose of this literature review was to explore what performance markers have the greatest impact on lacrosse point production. Method: A literature search was performed using the Google Scholar database. All articles were accessed through a combination of the Lasell University Library and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Library. Some journals that were included in this paper are Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, Journal of Athletic Enhancement, International Journal of Exercise Science and many others. The initial criteria for sources were set for peer reviewed articles within the last 10 years. Due to a void in research, older sources were included to help provide a bigger picture of the research. Results: Of the 32 studies, 12 looked at men’s lacrosse, 16 looked at women’s lacrosse, 2 studies collected data from both men’s and women’s teams, and lastly 1 included article looked at sports that were not lacrosse. Of the 32 studies, 24 of them explore performance markers, 2 studies explored exclusively point production variables, and 6 studies looked at the relationship between performance markers and point production. Conclusion: All studies included in this paper create a fundamental base of research for the sport of lacrosse. The base of suggestions from this article appears to be improvements should focus on decreasing body fat percentage, improving anaerobic training, and increasing muscular strength. All three of which could be linked together physiologically.

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Ferrenburg, Z. (2024). Which performance markers have the greatest impact on lacrosse point production? A review. Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance, 3(3), 302–313. https://doi.org/10.55860/FREW5761
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