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Identification of interindividual and intraindividual movement patterns in handball players of varying expertise levels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17827117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors examined the movement patterns of 5 left-handed handball players (ranging from beginner to national level) who threw a handball to different sections of a goal as if a goalkeeper were present. The authors used time-continuous, 3-dimensional kinematic data to assess interindividual movement patterns and considered participants' intraindividual differences relative to different targets. Cluster analysis yielded the highest assignment rates for level of expertise; a mean of 92% of trials was correctly assessed. The authors observed an interaction with expertise for the intraindividual movement patterns. Variability in the novice throwers was increased, whereas (a) advanced throwers experienced a period of stability, and (b) the expert thrower's variability was increased. The results indicate that random variability characterizes novice motor performance, whereas active functional variability may exemplify expert motor performance.
Authors:
Jörg Schorer; Joseph Baker; Florian Fath; Thomas Jaitner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of motor behavior     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0022-2895     ISO Abbreviation:  J Mot Behav     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-10     Completed Date:  2007-10-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236512     Medline TA:  J Mot Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute for Sport Science, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, Germany. joerg@schorer.eu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Biomechanics
Cluster Analysis
Female
Functional Laterality
Humans
Individuality
Male
Motor Skills / physiology*
Movement / physiology*
Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
Reproducibility of Results
Sports / psychology*

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