To Infinity and Beyond: The Use of GPS Devices Within the Football Codes

Malone, J.J., Barrett, S., Barnes, C., Twist, C., Drust, B.

The quantification of external load through global positioning systems (GPS) is now commonplace across the different football codes. Despite this acceptance amongst sports science practitioners, confusion still remains around which are the most appropriate metrics to use when monitoring their athletes. In addition, the translation of the message between the data gathered and the athletes and coaches can often be lost. The aim of this commentary is to provide discussion and recommendations when using GPS for athlete monitoring.

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