Coincidence-anticipation tasks utilizing selected speeds, directions, and fielding sides in field hockey

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Karen Ruth Toburen (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemary McGee

Abstract: This study investigated the effects of selected stimulus speeds, angles-of- approach, and fielding sides on the accuracy of field hockey coincidence-anticipation performance for collegiate women field hockey team members and physical education major students. The women's collegiate varsity and junior varsity field hockey teams (goalies excluded) and twenty sophomore and junior women physical education majors from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse served as subjects in the experiment. The coincidence-anticipation task utilized in the study required the subject to respond to a series of lights moving down a track. As the series of red lights reached the final light, the subject contacted the hockey ball at the end of the track with her field hockey stick. Stimulus light speeds of 10, 25, and 40 miles per hour were presented on the display as the subjects responded from both the right and left sides of the body and from positions simulating reception angles for flat, diagonal, and through passes. Each of the 18 trial conditions was randomly ordered and the score for each trial was the time difference between the arrival of the light at the designated point and the subject's response with the hockey stick against the timing mechanism. The accuracy score was recorded in milliseconds and indicated whether the response was early or late.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Field hockey
Field hockey players
Physical education for women

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