Simple assessment of height and length of flight in complex gymnastic skills: Validity and reliability of a two-dimensional video analysis software

Schärer, Christoph; von Siebenthal, Luca; Lomax, Ishbel; Gross, Micah; Taube, Wolfgang; Hübner, Klaus (2019). Simple assessment of height and length of flight in complex gymnastic skills: Validity and reliability of a two-dimensional video analysis software Applied Sciences, 9(19), p. 3975. MDPI 10.3390/app9193975

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In artistic gymnastics, the possibility of using 2D video analysis to measure the peak height (hpeak) and length of flight (L) during routine training in order to monitor the execution and development of difficult elements is intriguing. However, the validity and reliability of such measurements remain unclear. Therefore, in this study, the hpeak and L of 38 vaults, performed by top-level gymnasts, were assessed by 2D and 3D analysis in order to evaluate criterion validity and both intrarater and interrater reliability of the 2D method. Validity calculations showed higher accuracy for hpeak (±95% LoA: ±3.6% of average peak height) than for L (±95% LoA: ±7.6% of average length). Minor random errors, but no systematic errors, were observed in the examination of intrarater reliability (hpeak: CV% = 0.44%, p = 0.81; L: CV% = 0.87%, p = 0.14) and interrater reliability (hpeak: CV% = 0.51%, p = 0.55; L: CV% = 0.72%, p = 0.44). In conclusion, the validity and reliability of the 2D method are deemed sufficient (particularly for hpeak, but with some limitations for L) to justify its use in routine training of the vault. Due to its simplicity and low cost, this method could be an attractive monitoring tool for gymnastics coaches.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen SFISM > EHSM - Leistungssport > Sportphysiologie Kraft

Name:

Schärer, Christoph;
von Siebenthal, Luca;
Lomax, Ishbel;
Gross, Micah;
Taube, Wolfgang and
Hübner, Klaus

ISSN:

2076-3417

Publisher:

MDPI

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

01 Sep 2020 14:36

Last Modified:

06 Sep 2020 01:32

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/app9193975

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

two-dimensional video analysis validity reliability quantitative biomechanical parameters artistic gymnastics Leistungssport

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.11064

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/11064

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