Effects of contrasting colour patterns of the ball in the volleyball reception.

@article{Lenoir2005EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of contrasting colour patterns of the ball in the volleyball reception.},
  author={Matthieu Lenoir and Joost Vansteenkiste and Julien Vermeulen and Dirk De Clercq},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={
          871-9
        }
}
The effects of three different colour patterns on the surface of volleyballs (versus that of a plain white ball) on the behaviour of a reception player were examined by presenting sidespin volleyball serves. Expert (n = 10) and novice (n = 10) volleyball players intercepted volleyballs projected straight at them or at an initial angle of 9.5 degrees outwards but eventually curving towards the players' original position. In the latter trajectories, players generally took one or more steps… CONTINUE READING
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