Quantifying variability within technique and performance in elite fast bowlers : is technical variability dysfunctional or functional?

Phillips, Elissa, Marc, Portus, Davids, Keith W., Brown, Nick, & Renshaw, Ian (2010) Quantifying variability within technique and performance in elite fast bowlers : is technical variability dysfunctional or functional? In Portus, Marc (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2010 Conference of Science, Medicine and Coaching in Cricket, Cricket Australia, Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa, Gold Coast, Qld, pp. 121-124.

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In fast bowling, cricketers are expected to produce a range of delivery lines and lengths while maximising ball speed. From a coaching perspective, technique consistency has been typically associated with superior performance in these areas. However, although bowlers are required to bowl consistently, at the elite level they must also be able to vary line, length and speed to adapt to opposition batters’ strengths and weaknesses. The relationship between technique and performance variability (and consistency) has not been investigated in previous fast bowling research. Consequently, the aim of this study was to quantify both technique (bowling action and coordination) and performance variability in elite fast bowlers from Australian Junior and National Pace Squads. Technique variability was analysed to investigate whether it could be classified as functional or dysfunctional in relation to speed and accuracy.

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ID Code: 43393
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Motor Control, Variability, Biomechanics, Multi-Articular Action
ISBN: 9780975166918
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Motor Control (110603)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Cricket Australia 2010, the authors and their institutions
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2011 23:53
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 01:08

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