Do selected kinanthropometric and performance variables predict injuries in female netball players?
DM Hopper, JL Hopper, BC Elliott
Journal of Sports Sciences | Published : 1995
The aim of this study was to determine which kinanthropometric and performance variables predict injuries in female netball players. In a prospective study, 72 volunteer grade A netball players (mean age 20.6 +/- 3.6 years, range 15-36 years) were measured for hypermobility, somatotype, static balance, jumping abilities and anaerobic fitness at the University of Western Australia Human Movement Performance Laboratory prior to the start of their 14-week season. Injuries were classified by site, diagnosis and severity, and were monitored throughout the entire season by the same physiotherapist at the Western Australia (WA) Matthews Netball Centre, Perth, Australia. A total of 22 injuries in 22..View full abstract