Talent identification of potential archers through fitness and motor ability performance variables by means of artificial neural network

Zahari Taha, Rabiu Muazu Musa*, Anwar P.P. Abdul Majeed, Mohamad Razali Abdullah, Mohd Hasnun Arif Hassan

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Abstract

The utilisation of artificial intelligence for prediction and classification in the sport of archery is still in its infancy. The present study classified and predicted high and low potential archers from a set of fitness and motor ability variables trained on artificial neural network (ANN). 50 youth archers with the mean age and standard deviation of (17.00 ± 0.56) drawn from various archery programmes completed a one end archery shooting score test. Standard fitness and ability measurements of hand grip, vertical jump, standing broad jump, static balance, upper muscle strength and the core muscle were conducted. The cluster analysis was used to cluster the archers based on the performance variables tested to high performing archers (HPA) and low performing archers (LPA), respectively. ANN was used to train the measured performance variables. The five-fold cross-validation technique was utilised in the study. It was established that the ANN model is able to demonstrate a reasonably excellent classification on the evaluated indicators with a classification accuracy of 94% in classifying the HPA and the LPA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
PublisherPleiades journals
Pages371-376
Number of pages6
Edition9789811087875
ISBN (Print)9783319666969, 9783319686189, 9789811053283, 9789811322723
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Number9789811087875
Volume0
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364

Keywords

  • Archery
  • Artificial neural network
  • Classification
  • Machine learning

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