Differentiation In Volleyball Travel Distances After Varying Positions of Forearm Contact Points

The object of this experiment was to find if there was a significant difference in the distance a volleyball travels if it is dropped onto a Ballistics Gelatin Forearm Contraption (BGFC) in three different places.  The BGFC is a contraption which simulates a perfect forearm pass of a volleyball player.  Though the distances derived for the populations appeared to vary between the populations, the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test resulted in no significant difference.  The area on the forearms the ball hits makes no difference, if the player executes a perfect forearm pass.  Volleyball is increasing in popularity in America, and is very popular in many other countries, and this data will allow players to perfect their playing techniques.

Research Done By:

Kirsten Mayfield
Cousino High School

Chelsea Thomas
Cousino High School