MOTOR CONTROL BY VISUAL PERCEPTION IN DIVING?

  • Falk Naundorf
  • Jürgen Krug
Keywords: motor control, vision, visual perception, springboard diving, platform diving

Abstract

To perform the movement from tucked to straight position of the body for the entry into the water in springboard and platform diving different sensory inputs can be used. Visual control, based on visual perception, is one concept of getting information about the divers own movement. Special exercises and training programs (de Mers, 1983) were designed to get a better performance. Own investigations (Naundorf, Krug & Lattke, 2002) reported positive effect of using a somersault simulator in visual perception training. But in this study we look only at visual perception, but not on motor control. Another study of our group (Naundorf, Krug & Lattke, 2004) focused on using the somersault simulator for improving the technique of preparation for the water entry. Based on this we look for combination of improving visual perception and technique.
Published
2007-11-02
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities