Basketball New Zealand guidelines: safe return to training for players in preparation for a condensed National Basketball League season following Covid-19 restrictions

Bird, Stephen P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5607-3829 and Osborne, Hamish and King, Leonard and Belles, Lidia and Nolan, Emily and McLellan, Chris (2020) Basketball New Zealand guidelines: safe return to training for players in preparation for a condensed National Basketball League season following Covid-19 restrictions. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 47 (1). pp. 49-53. ISSN 0110-6384


Abstract

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has resulted in youth, academic and professional sport in New Zealand, and around the world, suspending play and competitive seasons, as well as structured in-season and off-season training for all sports. This has led to an uncertain future, with National Basketball League across the globe, including New Zealand and Australia, facing unprecedented times which require diligent analysis, evaluation, and preparation to cope with the altered schedule, and the potential deconditioning of players. In planning for a resumption, the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZ NBL) released plans for a condensed seven team competition comprising of 56-games to be played across a 6-week period. The guidelines outlined in the Basketball New Zealand Policy Statement provide a safe return to training for players in preparation for competition. At the forefront of these guidelines is player health and wellbeing. This deals with both the physical and psychological preparation of players to compete in a condensed National League, and prevention of viral spread through common COVID-19 hygiene measures.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine is copy-righted by Sports Medicine New Zealand Inc.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 01:46
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2020 03:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, return to play, basketball
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110604 Sports Medicine
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39312

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