Journal of Sports Research

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Theoretical Preparation of Fencers at the Stage of Previous Basic Development

Pages: 18-23
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DOI: 10.18488/journal.90/2015.2.1/90.1.18.23

Briskin Yuriy , Pityn Maryan , Zadorozhna Olha , Vaulin Oleksandr

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Briskin Yuriy , Pityn Maryan , Zadorozhna Olha , Vaulin Oleksandr (2015). Theoretical Preparation of Fencers at the Stage of Previous Basic Development. Journal of Sports Research, 2(1): 18-23. DOI: 10.18488/journal.90/2015.2.1/90.1.18.23
The article presents the results of a survey of fencers at the stage of previous basic development, aimed at determination of preparedness for various information blocks. There was established that general level of theoretical preparedness of fencers for different blocks of knowledge from 3,5 to 5,8 points. Questionnaire consisted of five blocks of questions: "The history of the origin and development of fencing", "Competitive activity", "Technique and Tactics", "Basic theory and methodology of athletes training", "Olympism". Correct answers were evaluated by varying the number of points depending on the level of difficulty.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of very few studies which have justified the program of theoretical training of fencers at stage of previous basic development and its effectivity in the educational and training process.

Comparative Study of Print Media Coverage of Indian Athletes in London Olympics

Pages: 10-17
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Asish Paul , Gopa Saha Roy

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Asish Paul , Gopa Saha Roy (2015). Comparative Study of Print Media Coverage of Indian Athletes in London Olympics. Journal of Sports Research, 2(1): 10-17. DOI: 10.18488/journal.90/2015.2.1/90.1.10.17
Sports became the most interesting area of media coverage among different stream. As it has got its most important status in the world’s media to popularize the newspaper, there is a distinct lack of comparative research on the media coverage of sports. To minimize the gap, this search draws attention on sports coverage during the London Olympics, 2012 from three different newspapers of different languages. The coverages were recorded considering the preview, competition and review phases. The results show that the total coverage of the English newspaper, the Telegraph (36039 sq. cm.) was more than the other two Bengali and Hindi newspapers (9224 sq. cm. and 2599 sq. cm. respectively). The female performers got more attention (34942 sq. cm.) than the male performers (12920 sq. cm.). All the three newspapers provided maximum coverage in the competition phase rather than the other two phases. The English newspaper provided more attention in preview of the main competition also in comparison to the other two newspapers. It has concluded that the coverage of the print media depends mainly on the performance of the athletes, popularity of the performers and intensity of the competition.
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The present study enriched the research in the area of sports journalism.

Reliability of the Turning Point Core Trainer as a Measure of Shoulder Hip Separation Angle, Shoulder Angular Velocity, and Hip Angular Velocity During Volleyball Spiking Actions

Pages: 1-9
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Bader J. Alsarraf , Justin R. Brown , Mike Waller , Patricia Eisenman , Charlie A. Hicks-Little

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Bader J. Alsarraf , Justin R. Brown , Mike Waller , Patricia Eisenman , Charlie A. Hicks-Little (2015). Reliability of the Turning Point Core Trainer as a Measure of Shoulder Hip Separation Angle, Shoulder Angular Velocity, and Hip Angular Velocity During Volleyball Spiking Actions. Journal of Sports Research, 2(1): 1-9. DOI: 10.18488/journal.90/2015.2.1/90.1.1.9
Separation of the shoulders and hips is an important contributor for rotational sports such as baseball and golf.  Most recent has utilized Motion Capture technology.  A new instrument has been developed as a tool to measure separation angle and can also be used to train the core musculature.  The primary aim of the current study was to examine the reliability of shoulder hip separation angle (SHSA), shoulder angular velocity (SAV), and hip angular velocity (HAV) as measured using the Turning Point Core Trainer (TP) during volleyball spiking actions. Voluntary participants included 14 collegiate, Division I, female volleyball players from the University of Utah, ranging from 18-30 years of age. Participants completed 10 volleyball spike actions will fastened to the TP.  SHSA was calculated at the height of the back swing. Participants were asked to provide maximal velocity during the forward phase thus providing SAV and HAV.  Analysis for reliability demonstrated high Cronbach’s alpha coefficients across the 10 SHSA, SAV, and HAV (a =.98; a =.91; a =.94), respectively, indicating excellent internal consistency reliability for the TP.  Follow-up research should examine whether or not training female outside hitters to increase SHSA at the top of the back swing, will increase SBV during either DL or DAC spikes. The TP measure of-axial rotation during spiking the internal consistency of the measures was high.
Contribution/ Originality
This study contributes to the existing literature regarding test re-test reliability using the Turning Point Core Trainer to assess torso rotation and the impact it has on sports performance.