TABLE 1

Relative Body Position Descriptors Evaluated With CHECC Lista

  1. Was the player looking ahead in the direction of movement?

  2. Did the player appear to be looking in the direction of the impending body collision?b

  3. Were the player's knees flexed to >30° at the time of the collision?b

  4. Was the player's trunk flexed at the time of the collision?b

  5. Did the player drive into the collision with his shoulders?b

  6. Did the player use his elbows, infraction or not, during the collision?

  7. Did the player use his hands, infraction or not, during the collision?

  8. Were the player's feet shoulder-width apart at the time of the collision?b

  9. Did the player use his stick, infraction or not, during the collision?

  10. Did the player use his legs to drive into or through the body collision?b,c

  11. Was the player receiving or delivering a pass or taking a shot at the time of the collision?

  • a All relative body descriptors were evaluated by using a dichotomous outcome of yes or no. All comparisons between yes and no responses for linear acceleration, rotational acceleration, and HITsp were not statistically significant (with the exception noted).

  • b Body descriptors that needed to be present for a collision to be deemed good anticipation.

  • c Use of the legs resulted in lower linear acceleration, compared with collisions in which the athlete did not use his legs. A moderate trend in the same direction for HITsp was observed. No differences in rotational acceleration were noted.