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Keywords

Volleyball--Block;

Abstract

Blocking is an important part in the game of volleyball. Previous research has shown that the swing blocking style leads to a greater jump height, penetration over the net and effective blocking area compared to the traditional blocking method. No available research has been found investigating the differences in landing. The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in landing impulses, landing time and vertical ground reaction forces (vGRF) between the traditional and swing blocking style in volleyball. Therefore, eight female collegiate volleyball players were filmed in high definition at 60Hz performing successful trials of both blocking styles. The videos were digitized and analyzed regarding the following variables: landing time, landing impulse, point of lowest COM, peak vGRF and average vGRF during the landing phase. Statistical analysis revealed that the landing impulse is bigger when subjects performed the swing blocking style compared to the traditional blocking style (p

Year of Submission

2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services

Department

Division of Athletic Training

First Advisor

Travis Ficklin, Chair

Date Original

7-2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 43 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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