A cinematographic analysis of the lacrosse cradle

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Louise Maria Rozzi (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Frank Pleasants

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the lacrosse cradle through cinematographic analysis. The investigation included an analysis of joint angles throughout the execution of the skill and a close examination of the position of the crosse with relation to the body and the ground. The skill was executed by two individuals of differing experience in the game of lacrosse. One was a beginner who had completed a semester of a beginning lacrosse activity class but had not competed at the varsity level. The other subject was an experienced player who had participated competitively in the game of lacrosse. The skill performance of both subjects was analyzed and dominant distinctions in execution were noted. Analysis was, in some instances, facilitated by comparing the subjects' execution of the skill but comparison was not a primary purpose. Two 16mm Bolex movie cameras remained fixed and focused on the filming area. The subjects then began to cradle, one at a time, into the field of vision and toward the cameras. The subjects were directed to maintain their run between vertical standards and relatively close to a line so that any additional perspective errors were eliminated. The skill was performed five times by each subject.

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Language: English
Date: 1969

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