An investigation of the prediction of success in women's field hockey

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nancy L. Chapman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine what, if any, predictive qualities could be identified in a group of skilled women field hockey players. The specific areas investigated were anxiety, visual perception, manual dexterity, ball control, and dynamic balance. Years of experience and playing position served as a secondary focus in the study. A total of 106 women field hockey players served as subjects. They were grouped according to the level of selection each achieved as a participant in the international selection and training camps sponsored by the United States Field Hockey Association during the summer of 1978. Players who entered one of the Level C camps (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) but were not selected to participate at the Level B camp (State College, Pennsylvania) were classified as the least successful group of skilled players. Those players who were selected from the Level B camp to participate in Level A camp were identified as the most successful group of field hockey players.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Field hockey $x Ability testing
Field hockey players
Women hockey players

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