Training programme to develop young volleyballers' jumping ability

  • Raini Stamm University of Tallinn, Institute of Health Sciences and Sports, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Meelis Stamm University of Tallinn, Institute of Educational Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Säde Koskel University of Tartu, Centre for Physical Anthropology, Tartu, Estonia
Keywords: young volleyballers, jumping ability development programme, anthropometry

Abstract

In the current study, the jumping ability development programme created by A. V. Belyayev and L. V. Bulykina was used in training groups of young volleyballers of different sex and age during 54 days. The sample being trained consisted of two groups. The first group, aged 16–20 years, consisted of 6 girls and 6 boys. The second group, aged 8–13 years, consisted of 4 girls and 6 boys. All of them were beginning volleyballers who had practised for 1–3 years. The control group consisted of 8 boys aged 17–18 years. At the beginning of the experiment all of them underwent anthropometric measuring (6 measurements) and tests – height of standing and running vertical jump, height of block jump (standing jump with both arms stretched upwards and speed of motion was assessed by the method of zigzag run [13]. The control group underwent the same studies but did not participate in the jumping ability development programme. The results revealed that in all groups the results of jumping tests and speed tests improved. Linear correlation analysis of anthropometric measurements and tests results showed a significant correlation between body measurements and tests results. The authors recommend to apply this development programme as an aid for coaches.
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