KINETIC EFFECT OF A FOUR-STEP AND STEP-CLOSE APPROACH IN A VOLLEYBALL SPIKE JUMP FOR FEMALE ATHLETES

  • C. Hsieh
  • S. Cascarina
  • J. Pingatore
Keywords: approach, impulse, kinetics, volleyball spike jump

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the kinetic difference between two different volleyball spike jump techniques: a complete four-step approach and step-close approach. Five female collegiate volleyball players (age: 20.40 ± 1.85, height: 1.80 ± 0.02 m, body weight: 71.71 ± 4.18 kg) who play the middle hitter position were recruited. Each participant performed ten jumps for both four-step and step-close approaches and takeoff from two Kistler force platforms. Results indicated that there is no significant difference (P = .18) of vertical propulsive impulse between the two types of jump. The anterior-posterior (AP) net impulse of the four-step approach was significantly greater than a step-close approach (P < .01). Finally, the contact duration of propulsive phase for step-close technique is significantly greater than four-step approach technique (P < .05).
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities