The development of a multi-skill test in lacrosse for college women

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Catherine D. Ennis, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Sarah M. Robinson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the development of a test to provide an objective measure of selected lacrosse skills. The items for the test were chosen on the basis of relevance, objectivity, and discriminating power. Lacrosse skills meeting these criteria included dodging, picking up, pivoting, throwing, and shooting. In addition, speed and agility, important characteristics of lacrosse, were incorporated in the test. Skills were combined in a multi-skill format in an attempt to approach the game situation and to decrease the time required for testing. The test required skill and knowledge of lacrosse technique and the flexibility to adapt skills to new situations. Test directions did not require specific skills, but encouraged the completion of the total task as quickly and as skillfully as possible. One hundred and five players from five Virginia colleges served as subjects for the study. Varsity lacrosse coaches from each college rated their players into five levels using a revision of the Hodges' Rating Scale. Coaches rated players two weeks prior to testing. Ninety-five subjects were randomly selected from the population of players tested and their test scores submitted to statistical evaluation. Time scores comprised the data for the study. Scores were analyzed by the analysis of variance repeated measures design with fixed effects and subjects nested within level.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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