Volleyball setting skills (second contact) trainings with practice targets
PhD A.V. Losev1
PhD, Associate Professor V.Y. Losev1
1Surgut State University, Surgut
Objective of the study was to analyze benefits of special practice target for the overhand/ underhand setting skills training by non-setter players.
Methods and structure of the study. We sampled for the study the 21.3±4.7 year-old 187±9.7cm tall volleyball players (n=20) with the 5-plus-year experiences trained 3-plus times a week including 3 liberos, 6 central blockers, 7 side players and 4 diagonal players. The sample was randomly grouped into a visual feedback group (Experimental Group-1) and verbal feedback group (Experimental Group-2) tested virtually the same (with statistically insignificant differences) by the pre-experimental tests. During the eight-week experiment, the groups were trained three times a week. The Experimental Group-1 trainings were assisted by visual feedback with practice targets; and the Experimental Group-2 trainings included verbal/ instructive feedback from the coach. The group progresses in overhand/ underhand setting skills were rated on the following scale
Results and conclusion. The pre- versus post-experimental underhand set test data analysis showed significant (p <0.05) benefits of the practice-target-assisted feedback training versus the verbal/ instructive feedback procedure. It should be mentioned, however, that the latter also ensured statistically significant (p <0.05) progress in game techniques. The study found the practice-target-assisted training system being beneficial for the setting skills training in volleyball as verified by the pre- versus post-experimental setting accuracy tests. Further practice-target-assisted trainings and studies are recommended giving a special priority to the setting skills training by non-setter players and attack success tests and analyses for combinations with sets from non-setters in trainings and competitions.
Keywords: volleyball, exercise machines, training session.
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