Continuing on the previous post about fitness statistics from Prozone 3 I’d like to share some more info…this time on some sprint running statistics. The average combined total for field player’s on a team in the MLS is making an average of 500 sprint efforts in a game (slightly more than FAPL’s 487 and 10% less than the 549 in nPC). The average total sprint distance covered for these respective groups is 3,166, 3,099, and 3,535 respectively. That means that the average sprint distance for an MLS player is a little over 6m…emphasizing the need for being both mechanically proficient and physically capable of fast accelerations.
*A sprint is defined as any run over 7 m/s.
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