PRE-SEASON DYNAMIC STABILIZATION MEASURES IN FIVE COLLEGIATE TEAMS
Keywords:stabilization, jump landing, time to stabilization
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to measure baseline dynamic stability using time to stabilization (TTS) during two landing tasks at the start of pre-season training in a group of college athletes. Seventy-one male and female athletes representing men’s soccer (n=22), women’s soccer (n=13), women’s volleyball (n=12), men’s basketball (n=12), and women’s basketball (n=11) performed single-leg forward jump and lateral drop landing tasks on each leg onto a force plate. GRF data were used to calculate TTS in the anteroposterior (A/P) and mediolateral (M/L) directions. Data were assessed descriptively using SPSS for differences between sports. Results showed that men’s basketball players had higher TTS values for 6 of 8 measures while women’s volleyball players had lower TTS values for 6 of 8 measures.