Time and Gestural Structure of Kin-ball

Rafael Díaz Amate

Francisco Alcántara Moral

Gema Torres Luque

Amador Jesús Lara Sánchez

*Corresponding author: Rafael Díaz Amate rdiazamate16@gmail.com

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Díaz Amate, R., Alcántara Moral, F., Torres Luque, G., & Lara Sánchez, A. J. (2015). Time and Gestural Structure of Kin-ball. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 120, 36-42. https://doi.org/10.5672/apunts.2014-0983.es.(2015/2).120.05



The objective of this study is to analyze the time and gestural structure of kin-ball and quantify the number of hits, plays, points, and types of contact that are made in each period and match. We analyzed a total of 13 games in the group, semifinals and final of the 7th Spanish Kin-Ball Championship. Kin-ball is a sport that involves performing intervallic efforts of moderate to high intensity and short duration. A kin-ball game has an average duration of about 46 minutes, with a ratio of working time and rest time of 1:1.51 and an average duration by point of 12.07 seconds. Hence a kin-ball match has a volume of 73 points with total of 390 hits. The hit types used mean that kin-ball is a defensive sport. This analysis provides better understanding of this sport for coaches and players to enable more specific training.

Keywords: Alternative Sports, Gestural Analysis, Metodología Observacional, Observational Methodology, Time Analysis.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: April 10, 2014

Accepted: October 10, 2014

Published: April 1, 2015