2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Relationships Among Performance Tests in Collegiate Volleyball Players
Ashley E. Ward* and Sadie M. Nelson
Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships among selected performance tests in female collegiate volleyball players. Varsity players (n = 14) were tested for counteremovement vertical jump (CMVJ), 3-step approach jump (AVJ), reactive strength (RS), T-drill agility run (T-Run), and 300-yd shuttle run (R300). RS was determined as drop jump height (DJH) divided by ground contact time (GCT). Each player performed multiple trials of each test, except R300. The jump tests were significantly related (r>0.70, p<0.01) to each other and negatively related to R300 (r = -0.82, p<0.01). None of the tests was significantly related to T-Run (r<-0.52). GCT was nonsignificantly related to CMVJ (r = -0.17), AVJ (r = -0.21), and DJH (r = -0.15). RS was significantly related to AVJ (r = 0.74) and CMVJ (r = 0.70). Therefore, it appears that any of several jump techniques can adequately assess jumping performance in volleyball players.

Keywords: Relationships of performance tests , Collegiate volleyball players, Jump tests, 300-yd shuttle run, Reactive strength, T-drill agility run

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 35-3
Location: VH 1000
Time: 1:45

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