MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY OF DRIBBLING IN FIELD HOCKEY

  • Kimitaka Nakazawa
  • Hiroh Yamamoto
  • Keiko Ohmura

Abstract

Field hockey has its origin in 2050 B.C. at Athens in Greece. Despite its history, previous studies provided limited information on field hockey; Watson (1986) studied 'boys' field hockey" from sociological aspects: on the other hand, Johnson et al. (1968), P. Bale et al. (1983), Withers et al. (1981), Steven et al. (1978) and Michael et al. (1976) studied physical ability of female field hockey players from physiological aspects. Lack of information has existed from scientific aspects, and especially biochemical analysis of specific skill in field hockey is needed. Therefore the purposes of this study are 1) to determine mechanical efficiency of dribbling a hockey ball as an index of skill, 2) to compare two types of dribbling from view points of energy economy.
Published
2008-04-19
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities