CORRELATION BETWEEN THE POTENTIAL MORPHOLOGIC-MOTOR INDEX OF SKIJUMPERS AND THEIR COMPE'TITIVE SUCCESS

  • J. Pustovrh
  • B. Jošt
  • M. Čoh
Keywords: jumping, morphologic and motor potential index, competitive performance

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to find the correlation between the morphologic-motor potential index of ski-jumpers and their competitive success. A sample of twenty-two top Slovene ski-jumpers, among which was also the two-time winner of the World Cup in the seasons 1996197 and 1997198, gave a statistically significant correlation (r=.48; p<.05) between the potential index and competitive performance. An analysis of the intercorrelation coefficients between the potential index and the variables that define it, showed a medium correlation with body mass (r=-.48; p<.05) and a high correlation with duration of takeoff (r=-.83; p<.01) and acceleration (explosiveness) of the ski-jumpers' takeoff (r=.94; p<.01).
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities