Team sports are most likely to be contested over a period of 30-90 minutes, with different players participating for varying amounts of time. Depending on limitations such as access to sidelines, breaks in play etc. will also determine best practice for the timing of caffeine intake. In most cases intake would be in the 30 minutes prior to start of competition, with possible additional intake at break of play. It is also likely in these high intensity sports that ingestion of food, and to some extent fluid, is impractical, unnecessary and even detrimental to performance meaning that delivery of caffeine via strips is the most practical approach. Caffeine in these types of sports will provide boosts to endurance capacity as well as ability to concentrate on tactical play and skill maintenance as fatigue sets in.