Smash Observation Schedule (PAR analysis)
Using both the video and an initial match analysis sheet I have been able to identify the smash as my main weakness.
I will compare my performance against a model performance using the focussed observation schedule below. From this, I should be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in my technique.
If I am successful at carrying out that part of the action, a tick will be placed opposite the criteria, if not a cross will be recorded.
Number of shots – _________________
|Starts from base.|
|Performer tracks path of shuttle and begins moving towards place shuttle will be played from.|
|While moving, body turns side-on to net.|
|Racquet is taken up and back behind head.|
|Weight shifts mostly onto back foot.|
|Back shoulder drops.|
|Front arm balances racquet arm (both arms are raised).|
|Shoulder, arm and racquet are brought forward at speed to help produce power.|
|Movement resembles throwing action.|
|Action is ‘whip’-like.|
|Impact is above and in front of racquet shoulder.|
|Racket is angled ‘face down’ on contact.|
|Weight is transferred forward front back foot to front foot to coincide with moment of impact.|
|Racquet comes down and across body in recovery phase.|
|Returned to balanced ‘ready’ position at ‘base’.|
My main strength is ________________________________________________________________
My main weakness is in the ________________________________________ phase and the criteria
which needs to be improved is _______________________________________________________