A needs analysis and field-based testing battery for basketball

Read, Paul J., Hughes, Jonathan, Stewart, Perry F., Chavda, Shyam ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7745-122X, Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-1287, Edwards, Mike and Turner, Anthony N. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5121-432X (2014) A needs analysis and field-based testing battery for basketball. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 36 (3) . pp. 13-20. ISSN 1524-1602 [Article] (doi:10.1519/SSC.0000000000000051)


Basketball is a high-intensity sport requiring a range of athletic abilities: explosive strength and rate of force development, agility, coordination, speed, anaerobic lactate, and alactic capacities. Within elite basketball strength and conditioning programs, distinct variation in the assessment of such qualities is evident, highlighting the need for evidence-based practice to determine acceptable validity and reliability of the measures used. Therefore, the purpose of this review is to determine the physiological requirements of the sport, so that suitable testing approaches can be identified from which coaches can optimally assess the physical capabilities of their athletes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): basketball, testing, athletic qualities
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 14620
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Depositing User: Anthony Turner
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 12:10
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2020 08:01
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14620

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