Gross movement patterns in elite female beach volleyball

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Title: Gross movement patterns in elite female beach volleyball
Authors: Pérez Turpin, José Antonio | Cortell-Tormo, Juan M. | Suárez Llorca, Concepción | Chinchilla Mira, Juan José | Cejuela Anta, Roberto
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación Interdisciplinar en Docencia Universitaria (GIDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Didáctica General y Didácticas Específicas
Keywords: Defensive movement patterns | Beach volleyball | Analysis | Female | Offensive movement patterns
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva | Didáctica de la Expresión Corporal
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: University of Zagreb. Faculty of Kinesiology
Citation: PÉREZ-TURPIN, José A., et al. “Gross movement patterns in elite female beach volleyball”. Kinesiology. Vol. 41, No. 2 (2009). ISSN 1331-1441, pp. 212-219
Abstract: Recent research has shown the developments made in the analysis of gross movement patterns in tennis, but such research has yet to be extended to the field of beach volleyball. This study was designed to develop a method for analysing gross movement patterns so as to quantify movement types and their relationship to real competition and performed during the European Beach Volleyball Championships held in Valencia (Spain) in 2006, using the SportsCode analysis software. The aim of the study was to compare gross movement types and patterns in female professional beach volleyball. A quantitative analysis of beach volleyball play was carried out on 10 players taking part in the aforementioned volleyball championship, using video recordings of the 1,646 movements that were registered in four matches played. The recordings were analysed using SPSS ver. 13.0. Chi-square tests showed significant differences between the types of gross moves. The first result of the analysis showed that female players used the offensive movement patterns (OMPs) 59% of the time (p≤.001), and the defensive movement patterns (DMPs) 41% of the time. The second result showed that 24% of the DMPs were receptions, 29% (p≤.05) were blocks, and 47% (p≤.001) were defence moves. The final analysis showed that 34% (p≤.001) of the OMPs were placements, 50% (p≤.001) were attacking moves, and 16% were attack preparation moves. Identifying and understanding DMPs and OMPs in female toplevel players is vital for defining specific and effective beach volleyball training strategies.
Sponsor: This research is a part of the project funded by the Ministry of Education, Social Policy and Sports, and the University of Alicante.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/23243
ISSN: 1331-1441
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
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