COMPARISON OF THE HAND-DRIBBLING MOTION BETWEEN SKILLED AND UNSKILLED SUBJECTS

  • Kai Hirata
  • Masatoshi Sawamura
  • Michiyoshi Ae
  • Yasuto Kobayashi
Keywords: hand-dribbling kinematics, 3D motion analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in the kinematics of skilled and unskilled between the skilled and unskilled dribblers. Ten male university basketball players as the skilled subjects and thirty males as the unskilled ones participated in this study. The three-dimensional coordinate data of reflective markers on the body and a ball were captured with a VICON system operating at 250Hz. The skilled players employed the external-internal rotation and adduction-abduction of the shoulder and the forearm supination-pronation to achieve longer contact time and lower catch and release heights.
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Coaching and Sports Activities