Relationship of Selected Kinematic Variables with the Speed of Volleyball Players | Original Article
The purpose of this study was to find out the relationship of selected kinematic variables with the speed of volleyball players. To facilitate the study, 15 volleyball players, who represented the Annamalai University in inter university competition were selected randomly as subjects. They were in the age group of 19 to 23 years. Speed (50 meters run – total time in seconds) was selected as a dependent variable and the kinematic variables such as right foot ground contact time, right foot flight time, right foot to left foot step length, right foot to left foot step length time, left foot to right foot step length, left foot to right foot step length time, step length and step length time were selected as independent variables. The running speed of the subjects was measured through “50 meters run test” and the kinematic variables were measured through video graphical analysis and the measures determined through computer based software “Silicon Coach”. To ascertain the degree of relationship Pearson product moment correlation was selected and the level of confidence was fixed at 0.05. The results of the study indicated that there was a statistically insignificant relationship between selected kinematic variables and speed of the volleyball players. Further, the volleyball players are significantly related within the kinematic variables.