Effects of a shoot training programme with a reduced hoop diameter rim on free-throw performance and kinematics in young basketball players

Khlifa, Riadh and Aouadi, Ridha and Shephard, Roy and Chelly, Mohamed Souhaiel and Hermassi, Souhail and Gabbett, Tim J. (2013) Effects of a shoot training programme with a reduced hoop diameter rim on free-throw performance and kinematics in young basketball players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31 (5). pp. 497-504. ISSN 1466-447X

Abstract

The present paper investigated the effects of a shoot training programme with a reduced hoop diameter (0.35 m) rim on kinematics and performance of basketball free-throws. Eighteen young male basketball players were divided into control (CG, n=9) and experimental (EG, n=9) groups. Both groups undertook a 10-week training programme comprising two training sessions per week. Under fatigued conditions, each participant shot 150 free-throws in each training session, with the CG using a standard rim, and the EG a smaller rim. All other training was identical between groups. Ball release parameters, player's kinematics and mean of successful free-throws (out of 150 attempts) were determined for each participant, before and after completion of the training programme. Following training, a significant increase (P<0.05) in ball release angle, speed and height and in shoulder joint angle at release (P<0.01) was observed for the EG. Both the CG (P<0.001) and the EG (P<0.0001) showed an increase in the number of successful free throws, although the increase was greater (P<0.05) for the EG (22.7±6.4 free throws) than for the CG (14.6±7.8 free throws). We conclude that training with a reduced rim significantly improves free-throw performance in young basketball players.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 04:49
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 04:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: release angle; release height; release speed
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2012.736634
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32338

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