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The effect of a rhythmic movement intervention on selected bio-motor skills of academy players in the Western Cape, South Africa

dc.contributor.authorSolomons, Jocelynen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKraak, Wilbur Julioen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKidd, Martinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAfrica, Eileen Katherineen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-22T08:19:28Z
dc.date.available2020-09-22T08:19:28Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationSolomons, J., et al. 2020. The effect of a rhythmic movement intervention on selected bio-motor skills of academy players in the Western Cape, South Africa. International journal of Sports Science and Coaching, doi:10.1177/1747954120956909
dc.identifier.issn2048-397X (online)
dc.identifier.issn1747-9541 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1177/1747954120956909
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/108835
dc.descriptionCITATION: Solomons, J., et al. 2020. The effect of a rhythmic movement intervention on selected bio-motor skills of academy players in the Western Cape, South Africa. International journal of Sports Science and Coaching, doi:10.1177/1747954120956909.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://journals.sagepub.com
dc.description.abstractRhythmic movement, also referred to as “dance”, involves the execution of different motor skills as well as the integration and sequencing of actions between limbs, timing and spatial precision. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate and compare the effect of a 16-week rhythmic movement intervention on flexibility, dynamic balance, agility, power and local muscular endurance of academy rugby players in the Western Cape, according to positional group. Players (N=54) (age 18.66 ± 0.81 years; height 1.76 ± 0.69 cm; weight 76.77 ± 10.69 kg), were randomly divided into a treatment-control [TCA] (n=28) and a control-treatment [CTB] (n=26) group. In this crossover experimental design, the interaction effect of the treatment order and the treatment time between the TCA and CTB group, was determined. Results indicated a statistically significant improvement (p<0.05) in agility2 (p=0.06), power2 (p=0.05), local muscular endurance1 (p=0.01) & 3 (p=0.01) and dynamic balance (p<0.01). Likewise, forwards and backs also showed statistically significant improvements (p<0.05) per positional groups. Therefore, a rhythmic movement intervention has the potential to improve rugby-specific bio-motor skills and furthermore, improve positional specific skills should it be designed with positional groups in mind. Future studies should investigate, not only the effect of rhythmic movement on improving specific rugby bio-motor skills, but the potential of its application as an alternative training method during off-season (or detraining phases) or as a recovery method.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1747954120956909
dc.format.extent24 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSAGE
dc.subjectDance movement therapyen_ZA
dc.subjectDance therapyen_ZA
dc.subjectDance -- Therapeutic useen_ZA
dc.subjectDance psychotherapyen_ZA
dc.subjectRugby Union Football Players -- Western Cape (South Africa)en_ZA
dc.subjectRugby Union Football Players -- Western Cape (South Africa)en_ZA
dc.subjectPhysical fitness -- Rugby footballen_ZA
dc.subjectEndurance sports -- Training -- Rugby Footballen_ZA
dc.subjectMotor ability -- Rugby footballen_ZA
dc.subjectMotor skills -- Rugby footballen_ZA
dc.subjectRugby football -- Trainingen_ZA
dc.titleThe effect of a rhythmic movement intervention on selected bio-motor skills of academy players in the Western Cape, South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPost print
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