The application of biomechanics to penalty corner drag-flick training: a case of Study

López de Subijana Hernández, Cristina and Juarez Santos-Garcia, Daniel and Navarro Cabello, Enrique (2011). The application of biomechanics to penalty corner drag-flick training: a case of Study. "Journal of Sports Science and Medicine", v. 2011 (n. 11); pp. 590-595. ISSN 1303-2968.

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Title: The application of biomechanics to penalty corner drag-flick training: a case of Study
Author/s:
  • López de Subijana Hernández, Cristina
  • Juarez Santos-Garcia, Daniel
  • Navarro Cabello, Enrique
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1303-2968
Volume: 2011
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Hitting/batting, biomechanics, techniques, field hockey, training.
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The penalty corner is one of the most important game situations in field hockey with one third of all goals resulting from this tactical situation. The aim of this study was to develop and apply a training method, based on previous studies, to improve the drag- flick skill on a young top-class field hockey player. A young top-class player exercised three times per week using specific drills over a four week period. A VICON optoelectronic system (Oxford Metrics, Oxford, UK) was employed to capture twenty drag-flicks, with six cameras sampling at 250 Hz, prior and after the training period. In order to analyze pre- and post-test differences a dependent t-test was carried out. Angular velocities and the kinematic sequence were similar to previous studies. The player improved (albeit not significantly) the angular velocity of the stick. The player increased front foot to the ball at T1 (p < 0.01) and the drag-flick distances. The range of motion from the front leg decreased from T1 to T6 after the training period (p < 0.01). The specific training sessions conducted with the player improved some features of this particular skill. This article shows how technical knowledge can help with the design of training programs and whether some drills are more effective than others.

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Item ID: 11878
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11878/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11878
Official URL: http://www.jssm.org/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Oct 2012 08:44
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:03
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