Volume 3 Issue 1
Developing A Multi-Directional Single-Leg Jumping Assessment which Incorporates Technical, Physical and Perceptual Components of Performance
Jennifer K. Hewit, PhD
Developing a comprehensive athlete profile can provide coaches and clinicians with a variety of valuable information regarding individual players’ performance and capabilities. Creating an assessment that is not only reliable, but also addresses the three primary components of agility (technical, physical and perceptual) is needed to better assess individual player strengths and weaknesses. Unilateral performance measures across multiple directions can be used to detect directional-specific asymmetries which may provide valuable information regarding those players that are at an increased risk of injury or that may not be ready to return to play following a lower limb injury.
Changes in Motor Skills with Short-Term Exercise Interventions in Japanese -9 and -10Year Olds
Tatsuo Yasumitsu*, Haruo Nogawa
For a while now, the decline in motor skills among the children of Japan has been viewed as a problem. In particular, the motor skills of routinely inactive children are believed to be strikingly low. The adverse effects of insufficient exercise and inadequate lifestyle habits among children are not limited to the realm of exercise, but also appear in health aspects such as obesity and lifestyle diseases. Therefore, it can be inferred that initiatives to improve motor skills at school will contribute to improving the physical fitness of inactive children or those with low stamina.