Understanding change of direction performance via the 90° turn and sprint test

Rapid change of direction (COD) movements are commonly performed in many team sports such as soccer, ice hockey, basketball and netball. COD movements may occur in response to an object (e.g. ball, puck, boundary line, etc), in response to player movements (e.g. teammates), or in an attempt to evade an opponent. There are wide variety of strategies used to complete COD movements; Howerver little research has investigated the strategies of technical cues that result in superior performance. This article provides a description of 3 movement strategies (false-start pivot, forward-moving sidestep and pivoting crossover).
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Subjects: sprint attack sports game movement running movement velocity movement characteristic movement co-ordination
Notations: training science sport games
DOI: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181f9d8d6
Published in: Strength and Conditioning Journal
Published: 2010
Volume: 32
Issue: 6
Pages: 82-88
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced