Influence of Coaching Condition on the Magnitude and Reliability of Drop Jump Height in Men and Women

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  • 1 University of Granada
  • 2 Hartpury University
  • 3 Catholic University of the Most Holy Concepción
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This study examined the effect of different coaching conditions on the magnitude and reliability of drop jump height in men and women. Nineteen collegiate sport sciences students (10 men) performed two sets of 10 drop jumps under four different coaching conditions: neutral, augmented feedback, external focus of attention, and a combination of augmented feedback and external focus of attention. The augmented feedback condition revealed a significantly higher jump height than the neutral condition (p = .002), while no significant differences were observed for the remaining conditions (p ≥ .38). The external focus of attention condition was more reliable than the neutral and augmented feedback conditions (coefficient of variationratio ≥ 1.15), while no differences were observed between the remaining conditions. These results suggest that both the magnitude and reliability of the drop jump height performance are influenced by the coaching condition.

Pérez-Castilla, Rojas, Gómez-Martínez, and García-Ramos are with the Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain. Fernandes is with the Sport, Exercise and Well-being Arena, Hartpury University, Hartpury, United Kingdom. García-Ramos is also with the Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Conditioning, Faculty of Education, CIEDE, Catholic University of the Most Holy Concepción, Concepción, Chile.

Pérez-Castilla (alexperez@ugr.es) is corresponding author.
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