COMPARISON OF LANDING MANEUVERS BETWEEN SKILLFUL AND UNSKILLFUL FEMALE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

  • Dewei Mao
  • Daniel Tik-Pui Fong
  • Youlian Hong
  • Echo Yuk-Lap Cheng
Keywords: volleyball spiking, kinetic, kinematics, lower extremity

Abstract

This study was to investigate the effect of training to the landing techniques of volleyball spike. Six female subjects were separated into two groups according to their experiences in playing volleyball. Kinematics parameters during landing phase were collected by using three-dimensional motion analysis technique. Pedar insole system with 50 Hz sampling frequency was employed to measure the insole peak force and pressure distribution. Significant differences were found in maximum impact force and peak pressure between the skillful and unskillful group. Skillful group also demonstrated a greater range of motion in the knee, hip and ankle joint respectively. The finding shows that the skillful group, who participated in regular volleyball, demonstrated a greater ability in reducing ground reaction force during landing, thus leading to a protective mechanism in preventing injury.
Published
2008-03-12