A comparative analysis of visual strategy in elite and amateur handball goalkeepers

Rivilla García, Jesús and Muñoz Noval, Alejandro and Grande Rodriguez, Ignacio and Sanchís Almenara, Mercedes and Sampedro Molinuevo, Javier (2013). A comparative analysis of visual strategy in elite and amateur handball goalkeepers. "Journal of Human Sport and Exercise", v. 8 (n. 3 Proc); pp. 743-753. ISSN 1699-1605. https://doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2013.8.Proc3.21.

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Title: A comparative analysis of visual strategy in elite and amateur handball goalkeepers
Author/s:
  • Rivilla García, Jesús
  • Muñoz Noval, Alejandro
  • Grande Rodriguez, Ignacio
  • Sanchís Almenara, Mercedes
  • Sampedro Molinuevo, Javier
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
Date: 2013
ISSN: 1699-1605
Volume: 8
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Deportes
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to analyze the visual strategies prior to a throw from 7 metres in elite and amateur handball goalkeepers. To this end we analyzed the visual fixations in number and order of 10 goalkeepers (29.7±5.4 years; 14.7±8.6 years of experience), 3 elite and 7 amateurs, during the life size projection of 14 different throws, made by different players. During each throw the movement of the eyeballs, the dilation of the pupil (pupillometry) and the subject?s blinking were recorded thanks to a technological system which permitted eye tracking with high speed cameras, and the subsequent presentation of the visual data for each action studied. The elite goalkeepers performed a greater number of visual fixations than the amateur goalkeepers, revealing large and significant differences. Equally the priority zones observed were differed, with the amateur goalkeepers fixating more on the thrower?s face, and the elite goalkeepers paying more attention to the area of the arm/ball. It can therefore be inferred that elite goalkeepers have a greater perceptive capacity and also use different visual strategies from the amateur goalkeepers.

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Item ID: 29527
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29527/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29527
DOI: 10.4100/jhse.2013.8.Proc3.21
Official URL: http://www.jhse.ua.es/jhse/article/view/607
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 May 2015 11:22
Last Modified: 20 May 2015 11:22
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