Optimising technical skills and physical loading in small-sided basketball games

Klusemann, Markus J., Pyne, David B., Foster, Carl and Drinkwater, Eric J. 2012, Optimising technical skills and physical loading in small-sided basketball games, Journal of sports sciences, vol. 30, no. 14, pp. 1463-1471, doi: 10.1080/02640414.2012.712714.

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Title Optimising technical skills and physical loading in small-sided basketball games
Author(s) Klusemann, Markus J.
Pyne, David B.
Foster, Carl
Drinkwater, Eric J.ORCID iD for Drinkwater, Eric J. orcid.org/0000-0002-9594-9360
Journal name Journal of sports sciences
Volume number 30
Issue number 14
Start page 1463
End page 1471
Total pages 9
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0264-0414
1466-447X
Keyword(s) sport-specific conditioning
games-based training
basketball practice
basketball drills
basketball training
Summary Differences in physiological, physical, and technical demands of small-sided basketball games related to the number of players, court size, and work-to-rest ratios are not well characterised. A controlled trial was conducted to compare the influence of number of players (2v2/4v4), court size (half/full court) and work-to-rest ratios (4x2.5 min/2x5 min) on the demands of small-sided games. Sixteen elite male and female junior players (aged 15-19 years) completed eight variations of a small-sided game in randomised order over a six-week period. Heart rate responses and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were measured to assess the physiological load. Movement patterns and technical elements were assessed by video analysis. There were ∼60% more technical elements in 2v2 and ∼20% more in half court games. Heart rate (86 ± 4% & 83 ± 5% of maximum; mean ± SD) and RPE (8 ± 2 & 6 ± 2; scale 1-10) were moderately higher in 2v2 than 4v4 small-sided games, respectively. The 2v2 format elicited substantially more sprints (36 ±12%; mean ±90% confidence limits) and high intensity shuffling (75 ±17%) than 4v4. Full court games required substantially more jogging (9 ±6%) compared to half court games. Fewer players in small-sided basketball games substantially increases the technical, physiological and physical demands.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02640414.2012.712714
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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