Movement in sport: The dead lift
Identify and describe your subject (Person chosen to perform the movement for your analysis) in detail.
Next, provide your reason for choosing this subject (person).
Finally, explain your methods of data collection to analyze your subject’s (person’s) skill movement.
Will there be any limitations?
How will you apply this data collection to your final project?
Research paper on the following (9 pages):
Select a specific movement pattern in a sport (the dead lift)
Provide information on how to perform the movement correctly.
This is to be determined by researching how to do it properly, not using your personal experience. Correct movements must be described using proper industry and biomechanical terms.
Peer reviewed journal research will be conducted on how to perform the movement and are your primary sources for this project. Videos are supplementary sources and are usually the result of the research articles.
How to do the movement properly will come from industry leaders.
For example, there are videos on how to dive correctly produced by Stanford Diving, MLB will produce videos on how to hit a baseball, WNBA will produce instructional videos on a jump shot. USA Volleyball or the IFVB will produce lectures on spiking form. YouTube videos or other videos from the Internet can be used to assist you with this portion of the project as long as they are from an industry leader in the sport.
After gathering your movement information you will observe someone, your subject, perform this movement live and in person. Describe the movement you observed in biomechanical terms.
Your subject can be an athlete from another sport who wants to learn this movement, or an amateur in the sport you are observing. You cannot be your own subject.
I recommend video taping the movement. A great App to do this is called Coach’s Eye. It allows you to break down a performance frame by frame. Also, it allows you to place lines and draw angles directly onto the video.
30 seconds of video is all that is necessary. This time frame of video is easily transferred from device to device.
(If you are deployed or have limited access to technology, contact me as to the best way to perform this task).
After observing the individual compare and contrast your subject’s performance, in biomechanical terms, with that of the industry standard of performance (see ESPN’s Sports Science guy videos for examples of a breakdown analysis).
You will not make recommendations for your subject to improve their performance.
Recommendations for sport specific improvements are not within the area of expertise of this course. These types of recommendations are only applicable if they come from industry trained professionals. For example, in USA volleyball there are three levels of coaching certification. Only coaches with an IMPACT training CAP I certification are approved as “knowing the basic instructional methods” as recommended by USA volleyball. You can direct your subject to the industry standards but refrain from offering coaching. You are the research gatherer only not the coach. The subject can take your analysis and do with it what they want. You may desire to write down their reaction to your biomechanical analysis and how the analysis will cause them to adjust their approach to the skill.
Your paper should have at least 3-5 peer reviewed journal references and 3-5 outside sources, to assist with your arguments (must be reputable sources for your sport).