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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2015 October;55(10):1138-44

language: English

The level of selected coordinative motor abilities of basketball players aged 16-18

Popowczak M. 1, Struzik A. 2, Rokita A. 1, Pietraszewski B. 2

1 Department of Team Sport Games, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland;
2 Department of Biomechanics, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland


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AIM: Coordinative abilities play a very important role in sport. Unfortunately, researchers do not confine appropriate attention to this issue. Therefore, the aim of this study was an attempt at analysing results of the selected coordinative motor abilities: kinesthetic differentiation, quick reaction and spatial orientation. It was intended to find out whether the results of trials determining manifestations of the particular coordinative abilities exhibit any mutual relationships. Forasmuch as a static torque is a parameter determining the level of force components of the ability of kinaesthetic differentiation, it would like to find out whether its maximum level influences the final result.
METHODS: Research was carried out on 20 young basketball players with the use of a torque meter and Fusion Smart Speed System.
RESULTS: It was noticed a lack of statistically significant relationships between the results of trials assessing manifestations of the ability of kinaesthetic differentiation, quick reaction and spatial orientation. However, it was noted statistically significant correlation between the maximum static torque and the accuracy of releasing a particular value of a static torque.
CONCLUSION: The accuracy of releasing a particular value of a static torque ought to be classified as a comprehensive ability that comprises manifestations of strength abilities and kinaesthetic differentiation. Presented trials to evaluation manifestations of the selected coordinative abilities could be used by coaches during a training process. Coaches should also focus on the development of muscle strength of the upper body and upper limbs of basketball players.

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