INTERSEGMENTAL COORDINATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BEGINNING PERFORMERS EXECUTING A BADMINTON SMASH FOR ACCURACY OR VELOCITY

  • S. Strohmeyer
  • C. Armstrong
  • Y. Litvinsky
  • R. Nooney
  • J. Moore
  • K. Smith
Keywords: Intersegmental Coordination, Badminton Smash

Abstract

Proper coordination is generally accepted as a very important process in skilful execution of many movement activities. It is also believed ballistic skills will exhibit a sequential intersegmental coordination pattern. Yet, what we know about how intersegmental coordination develops is relatively minimal. The purpose of this investigation was to examine a new skill (badminton smash) under two conditions (accuracy and velocity) to determine which condition would elicit the most theoretically correct intersegmental coordination pattern (Work in progress).