DIFFERENCES IN DYNAMIC STABILIZATION BETWEEN VOLLEYBALL AND RUGBY PLAYERS

  • Kimitake Sato
  • Gary D. Heise
  • Kathy Liu
Keywords: hopping-tasks, time to stabilization, neuromuscular control

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine differences in the time to stabilization (TTS) between volleyball players (n=8) and rugby players (n=7). With no footwear, all participants performed 4 different hopping tasks (medial, lateral, and two forward hops) onto each foot. The AP and ML ground reaction force data were collected and used to compute the TTS for each condition. The TTS measures were averaged within the groups and compared by using eight independent-sample T-tests . Two out of eight conditions showed differences between the volleyball group and the rugby group. The rugby group stabilized more quickly on the R-foot 50% forward hop task (t(13)=3.722, ) and the volleyball group more quickly on the L-foot medial hop task (t(13)=-2.431, ).
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities