PRE-SEASON DYNAMIC STABILIZATION MEASURES IN FIVE COLLEGIATE TEAMS

  • Monique Butcher-Mokha
  • Nicole Jacobs
  • Kimitake Sato
  • Kathryn M. Ludwig
Keywords: stabilization, jump landing, time to stabilization

Abstract

The 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.
Published
2007-10-28