Enhancing Skating Learning
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
a non-profit educational organization
Enhancing Sport Instructional Technique
Biomechanics is the study of the effects of forces on a sport performance. Using laws and principles grounded in physics that apply to human movement, athletes and coaches can make sound decisions to develop efficient sport techniques.
Sports Biomechanics combines Biomechanics and Kinesiology into a unified field of science that applies the laws of mechanics and physics to human performance. A greater understanding of performance in athletic events is achieved through modeling, simulation, and measurement. It is necessary to have a good understanding of physical principles such as motion, resistance, momentum, and friction that are applied to most sporting events.
The emphasis of Sports Biomechanics is on the broad biomechanical spectrum of human performance including, but not limited to, technique, skill acquisition, training, strength and conditioning, exercise, coaching, teaching, equipment, modeling and simulation, measurement, and injury prevention and rehabilitation.
The communication of knowledge between scientists, coaches, clinicians, teachers, and participants contributes to the improvement of human performance and to reduce the incidence of injury in practices and competitions.
When coaches understand how forces work in sports and how athletes can leverage these forces, they have a clear advantage over those who lack these tools. Coaches with a command of both mental training tools and sports training principles can make amazing things happen on the field.
Biomechanics and kinesiology study human movement that can help coaches:
Recommended Reading List:
Basic Concepts in Sports Biomechanics Examples include, but are limited to, Fundamentals of Sports Biomechanics, The Mechanics of Athletics, Scientific Principles of Coaching, Biomechanic Analysis.
PDF Biomechanics of Sports Issues and examples presented in the QUEST Biomechanics of Sports video. Students are able to expand their knowledge about and the study of physical sports.
Texas Woman's Biomechanics Programs - TWU Kinesiology - Dec. 13, 2011 ... TWU Biomechanics Lab is looking for skilled ballet dancers for a research study. Welcome to the Texas Woman's University Biomechanics Program Home!
Book Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement Covers topics in the science of Biomechanics. Discusses the forces acting on the athlete during training and competition. It underpins the development of effective technique.
PDF Biomechanics of Figure Skating
PDF Biomechanics II - Analysis of Movement
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.