Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Sport Science
Exercise and Sport Science
Lawrence W Weiss
Identifying work-to-rest ratios and rate of high-intensity movements provides a better insight into the physiological demands of sports, but no such analysis has been done in beach volleyball. Videotape footage, obtained from the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), consisted of 12 healthy male professional volleyball players from three different AVP final matches during the 2008 season.Rally durations and high intensity movements (HIMs) were recorded. Total work and total match time means were identified, 13.7 minutes and 74.8 minutes, respectively. Only 17% of the total time the ball was actually in play. Overall mean rally time and rest times were also identified, M = 6.7 seconds and M = 32.8 seconds, respectively. The frequency HIMs was 0.8 per minute, with each player performing approximately 33.5 HIMs per set. T-test indicate no significant difference between winning and losing teams (p = 0.73). Further analysis on women and amateur-level players is warranted.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Williams, Catherine Marie, "Time Motion Analysis of Men's Professional Beach Volleyball" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 36.