2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part H
Biomechanical analysis of quarterback throw in American soccerAuthor(s):
Neptune Ghosh and Dr. Papan MondalAbstract:Introduction:
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as "gridiron football" or simply "gridiron", is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The aim of the study was to analyse quarterback throw of All India Inter-University level player in American Soccer.
Methodology: For the purpose of the study, 10 All India Inter-University level American Soccer players were selected from Jadavpur University. The actions of throwing technique of ten American Soccer players (20.70 ± 1.16year, 171.70 ± 7.97cm, 73.77 ± 11.53kg) were recorded by two fixed video cameras. By using the Kinovea-0.8.25 motion analysis software. The video was digitised and analysed to measure the selected kinematics parameters such as ball release height, ball release angle and ball release velocity. Throwing distance of the ball was measured manually by the measuring tape. Mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment Correlation test were employed to analyze the data statistically.
Results and Discussions: The result of the statistical analysis of the data revealed that ball release height (159.31 ± 18.29cm) and ball release velocity (59.81 ± 9.90km/h) were positively related (r = 0.339 & 0.665) with the ball throwing distance (29.90 ± 5.46m), where ball release angle (36.60 ± 4.900) was negatively related (r = -0.344)
Conclusions: From the study, it may be concluded easily that, for quarterback throw of All India Inter-University American Soccer players, higher the ball release height and ball release velocity, there will be a greater throwing distance whereas, higher the ball release angle lower will be the throwing distance. Pages: 436-439 | 1376 Views 224 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Neptune Ghosh, Dr. Papan Mondal. Biomechanical analysis of quarterback throw in American soccer. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(3):436-439.