The influences of rugby spin pass technique on movement time, ball velocity and passing accuracy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/344297
Title:
The influences of rugby spin pass technique on movement time, ball velocity and passing accuracy
Authors:
Worsfold, Paul R.; Page, Matthew
Abstract:
The success of a rugby spin pass is determined by the speed of the passing movement and the resultant velocity, distance and accuracy of the ball flight. The present study investigated 900 dominant and 900 non-dominant hand spin passes at three randomised target distances (4, 8 and 12 m), whilst players ran between 60 and 80% of their maximum speed. Two distinct types of spin pass technique were compared. One involved the player lowering their body height (‘body drop’) then raising it again prior to ball release, and the other, players maintained a more upright body position and incorporated greater arm movement. The current study assessed performance measures (velocity, spin, timing, accuracy) of the two previously identified passing techniques made from the players’ dominant and non-dominant hands. The percentage of passes which included a ‘body drop’ phase rose linearly with pass distance. The ‘body drop’ technique resulted in higher ball velocities and improved accuracy from both the dominant and non-dominant passing hands. In comparison, the more upright passing technique resulted in a faster passing movement, but was compromised by lower ball velocity and accuracy. The findings provide an understanding of how different spin pass techniques affect the mechanics of ball flight and performance.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Worsfold, P. R., & Page, M. (2014). The influences of rugby spin pass technique on movement time, ball velocity and passing accuracy. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14(1), 296-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2014.11868722
Publisher:
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
Journal:
International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Publication Date:
Apr-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/344297
DOI:
10.1080/24748668.2014.11868722
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24748668.2014.11868722
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport in April 2014, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2014.11868722
ISSN:
1474-8185
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorWorsfold, Paul R.en
dc.contributor.authorPage, Matthewen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-09T11:17:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-09T11:17:15Zen
dc.date.issued2014-04en
dc.identifier.citationWorsfold, P. R., & Page, M. (2014). The influences of rugby spin pass technique on movement time, ball velocity and passing accuracy. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 14(1), 296-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2014.11868722en
dc.identifier.issn1474-8185en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/24748668.2014.11868722-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/344297en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport in April 2014, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2014.11868722en
dc.description.abstractThe success of a rugby spin pass is determined by the speed of the passing movement and the resultant velocity, distance and accuracy of the ball flight. The present study investigated 900 dominant and 900 non-dominant hand spin passes at three randomised target distances (4, 8 and 12 m), whilst players ran between 60 and 80% of their maximum speed. Two distinct types of spin pass technique were compared. One involved the player lowering their body height (‘body drop’) then raising it again prior to ball release, and the other, players maintained a more upright body position and incorporated greater arm movement. The current study assessed performance measures (velocity, spin, timing, accuracy) of the two previously identified passing techniques made from the players’ dominant and non-dominant hands. The percentage of passes which included a ‘body drop’ phase rose linearly with pass distance. The ‘body drop’ technique resulted in higher ball velocities and improved accuracy from both the dominant and non-dominant passing hands. In comparison, the more upright passing technique resulted in a faster passing movement, but was compromised by lower ball velocity and accuracy. The findings provide an understanding of how different spin pass techniques affect the mechanics of ball flight and performance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wales Institute, Cardiffen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24748668.2014.11868722en
dc.subjectrugbyen
dc.titleThe influences of rugby spin pass technique on movement time, ball velocity and passing accuracyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Performance Analysis in Sporten
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