The relationship between some of the longitudinal measurements and angles of the joints of the arm of handball players and volleyball

Abstract

The aim of study was to know the relation between arm, upper arm, forearm and wrist lengths and arm's joint angles during execute shooting skill from distance (line 9 m) in handball and spike skill in volleyball. The research was conducted from 142009 to3042009,the researcher used descriptive statistic, the sample s were 10 handball and 10 volleyball players, and from implemented SPSS software package she concluded: no relation between arm, upper arm, and wrist lengths and arm's joint angles during execute shooting from distance (line 9 m) and spike in volleyball, except the relation between forearm length and wrist angle with handball players , this relation did not appeared in volleyball players. Although there is a relation between players arm's lengths and arm's joint angles of handball and volleyball during executing shooting from distance (line 9 m) and spike, and the most recommendation is making a study to know the relation of arm's joint angles with accuracy and ball speed of shooting from distance in handball and spike in volleyball.