SKILL LEVEL AND PARTICIPATION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN RECREATIONAL SPORT

  • P. Kearney
  • PJ Smyth
  • R. Anderson
Keywords: fundamental movement skill, overarm throw, physical activity

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between throwing skill level and the engagement of college students in sports involving an element of throwing. There is a lack of knowledge about the throwing level of typical college students, and how this skill level influences students’ participation in physical activity. 54 undergraduate students were qualitatively analysed performing the overarm throw and the volleyball serve, and completed questionnaires detailing their engagement in sports involving an element of throwing. Results indicated that college students are not proficient at throwing and that a higher throwing skill level is correlated with better serve form. Throwing skill level was not related to engagement in sports involving an element of throwing.