KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF VOLLEYBALL SPIKE

  • Sonia Corrêa
  • Rafael de Menezes
  • Ronê Paiano
  • João C. Bojikian
  • Daniel Silva
  • Daniel Ferreira
  • Almyr F. de Souza
Keywords: kinematics, volleyball, spike

Abstract

Volleyball nowadays is, after soccer, the most practiced sport in Brazil (Bojikian, 2004). However, studies related to the patterns used by the athletes during training are not in common use, especially those aiming to help the coach detect failures. Our goal was to compare the kinematic pattern of the volleyball spike performed by three female athletes of the Sport Club Pinheiros who played as outside hitters. The analysed variables were: ankle, knee and elbow angles during the last step and jump, and the maximum height attained during the jump.
Published
2007-10-28
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities