The purpose of this study was to describe kicking limb joint co-ordination between sepaktakraw serve techniques and to establish the effects of a perturbation on joint co-ordination when executing serve skills of different complexity to determine if the intended perturbations are required during training. A total of 25 kuda and 25 sila serve trials, performed by a trained male sepaktakraw player, were captured using a high-speed optical camera system. Kicking limb joint co-ordination differs between technique possibly due to differences in kicking kinematics. When subjected to perturbations (not receiving an ideal ball position in mid-air because the ball is tossed by another player), it took a longer time to return to normal kuda kicking patterns. Even with perturbations, players made adaptations to the kicking limb co-ordination and this strategy is key for repeated successful serves to unknown ball tossed positions in mid-air for optimal performance outcome measures. It is therefore recommended that perturbations be included during training so that, when perturbations occur, servers will be more aware of how to re-adjust their kicking patterns most quickly at the next serve.
Sujae, Ian Harris; Bakhtiar, Syahrial; Wan Zakariah, Wan Rizal; Ong, Alex; and Hamill, Joseph
"EFFECTS OF PURTURBATIONS ON KICKING LIMB CO-ORDINATION DURING THE SEPAKTAKRAW SERVE – A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS WITH COACHING IMPLICATIONS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38:
1, Article 23.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol38/iss1/23