Analysis of Snowboarding Performance At The Burton Open Australian Half-Pipe Championships

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Title Analysis of Snowboarding Performance At The Burton Open Australian Half-Pipe Championships
Author Harding, Jason; James, Daniel Arthur
Journal Name International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher University of Wales Institute
Abstract Half-pipe snowboarding performance is assessed by subjective measures. Knowledge of the relative importance of objective performance indicators however can improve training and competition performance assessment. We analysed previously developed key performance indicators at the Burton Open Australian Half-Pipe Championships over three years (2006, 2007, 2008). Linear regression showed the two individual key performance indicators most strongly correlated to competition success and multiple linear regression (enter method) showed the shared variance in scores explained by these objective variables. The two objective performance variables most highly correlated with competition success were average air time (AAT) and average degree of rotation (ADR). When combined (multiple linear regression), AAT and ADR objectively explain 71 - 94% of shared variance in subjective competition scores. We compared magnitudes of differences in AAT and ADR between athletes achieving top three (podium) final rankings and those achieving final rankings outside the top three. Magnitude of difference between athletic performances was established with a standardised (Cohen's) effect size (ES) with 95% confidence limits. Differences in AAT and ADR between athletes placing in the top three and those finishing outside the top three routinely showed moderate (ES = 0.6 - 1.2 95% CL) to very large (ES >2.0 95% CL) effects.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/uwic/ujpa/2010/00000010/00000001/art00008
Volume 10
Issue Number 1
Page from 66
Page to 81
ISSN 1474-8185
Date Accessioned 2011-02-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Movement and Sports Science
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36893
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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