1972 Volume 16 Issue 6 Pages 335-355
A considerable amount of studies on the volleyball skills has been reported. However, the informations on the method of kinematographic analysis are quite scarce. Although the literature such as Ishiguro, Yamamoto, Takahashi, Miura, and Kawai are serving as the source of information in this particular area, the accumulated results may be still insufficient. Especially on the passing and spiking motions which should be one of the most fundamental skills in volleyball, there is no information available based upon kinesiological analysis. While players move unconsciously of their forms, it is of no practical use to give instructions about the body movements to hem while playing. Johnson insists that at least four factors are necessary to take into consideration as the variables of skills of an exercise, namely speed, accuracy, form and adaptability, upon an analysis of woodcutter contests. The present report intends to analyze the components in passing, tossing, and spiking in the sport of volleyball by use of kinematographic analysis, and to obtain some useful in formations in objectively instructing basic skills of volleyball.