Voleibol brasileiro : parâmetros fenotípicos e genotípicos na seleção de atletas
CABRAL, Suzet de Araújo Tinoco. Voleibol brasileiro : parâmetros fenotípicos e genotípicos na seleção de atletas. 2009. 101 f. Tese (Doutorado em Ciências da Saúde) - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, 2009.
Cabral, Suzet de Araújo Tinoco
Objective: Identify phenotype and genotype parameters of female volleyball players at different performance levels to help in player selection. Methods: We identified characteristics of phenotype and genotype using the somatotype method (Heath Carter); anthropometry (weight, height and fat percentage); dermatoglyphics (Cummins and Midlo s method) as well as applying physical quality tests (Shuttle Run to assess agility and the Sargent Jump Test adapted for spike and block reach). The sample was composed of 179 players (54 from national teams and 125 from state teams). Results: Somatotype was similar among the performance levels in the mesomorphic component. The Height and ectomorphic component were greater in national team players as was spike and block reach. The vertical jump height for the spike was similar between the national under-17 team and the state teams observed, but in the block jump the lower level players were better. The dermatoglyphics characteristics identified were similar among the groups studied. Conclusions: The results of the variables studied show that somatotype, height, spike reach and block reach are fundamental parameters in player selection and in the specific characteristics of each game position of this sport. This paper proposes a multidisciplinary approach applicable in the fields of physical education, medicine and nutrition