MOVEMENT OF ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS

  • Charles J. Dillman
  • Alan J. Stockholm
  • Nancy Greer

Abstract

The characteristics of motion in an athletic event may seem obvious, and perhaps are, in individualized activities and certain segments of team sports. Usually, however, the individual movements of team performers are somewhat obscured by the multi-dimensional, rapidly changing, team sport activity. The need to know player movement patterns is nevertheless just as important in team sports as in individualized activities for proper competitive preparation. The purpose of this paper was to ascertain the movement characteristics of Ice Hockey players during a game. This kinematic data then could be employed to improve the design of Ice Hockey skating drills and eventually construct performance criteria and testing batteries.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities