Kinematic and Coordination Variability of the Throwing Arm During the Water Polo Shot

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Taylor, Paul, Landeo, Raul and Coogan, Jennifer. (2011) Kinematic and Coordination Variability of the Throwing Arm During the Water Polo Shot. In J P Vilas-Boas, L Machado and W Kim et al (Ed.). ISBS - Conference Proceedings Archive. Germany: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. pp. 121 - 124
AuthorsTaylor, Paul, Landeo, Raul and Coogan, Jennifer
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to quantify, in the water polo shot, (1) variability in the kinematic and coordination variables of the throwing arm, (2) ball release parameters and (3) differences in variability profile between successful and unsuccessful shots. Seven female participants performed 10 simulated 5 m penalty shots. Mean, standard deviation and coefficient of variation percentage were calculated for elbow and wrist angular displacement, wrist linear velocity and ball release parameters. Coordination was quantified using cross correlation. Variability was present in all measures and generally decreased close to or at release, particularly in successful shots. There was evidence of compensatory coordination. The results could guide practitioners on how to assess and influence technique in the throwing arm during a water polo shot.

Keywordsmovement variability; outcome; success; compensatory coordination
Year2011
JournalISBS - Conference Proceedings Archive
PublisherInternational Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Page range121 - 124
Research GroupSports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre
Place of publicationGermany
EditorsJ P Vilas-Boas, L Machado and W Kim et al
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