Offensive agility techniques performed during international netball competition

Fox, Aaron, Spittle, Michael, Otago, Leonie and Saunders, Natalie 2014, Offensive agility techniques performed during international netball competition, International journal of sports science and coaching, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 543-552, doi: 10.1260/1747-9541.9.3.543.

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Title Offensive agility techniques performed during international netball competition
Author(s) Fox, AaronORCID iD for Fox, Aaron
Spittle, Michael
Otago, Leonie
Saunders, NatalieORCID iD for Saunders, Natalie
Journal name International journal of sports science and coaching
Volume number 9
Issue number 3
Start page 543
End page 552
Total pages 10
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing
Place of publication Essex, England
Publication date 2014-06
ISSN 1747-9541
Keyword(s) agility
change-of-direction patterns
performance analysis
Summary Netball is a sport characterised by sharp changes-of-direction to break free from opponents. The ability of players to use changes-of-direction to evade opponents is, therefore, an important aspect of attacking play. The purpose of this study was to examine the performance and outcomes of offensive agility techniques utilised by netball players. Offensive agility techniques were assessed for the type of manoeuvre performed and performance outcome using video footage of three international matches. Mid and attacking playing positions performed a greater frequency of manoeuvres than defensive playing positions. The type of manoeuvre was found to have no influence on the performance outcome. The performance outcome is likely influenced by additional factors, such as location on the court, time constraints, or features of defensive opponents. Overall, the use of offensive agility manoeuvres was identified as an important aspect of attacking play in netball, particularly for the mid and attacking playing positions.
Language eng
DOI 10.1260/1747-9541.9.3.543
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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