Multi-directional sprinting and acceleration phase in basketball and handball players aged 14 and 15 years

An important role in handball and basketball is played by ability to accelerate and ability to repeat multiple sprints. The aim of the study was to assess level of ability in multi-directional sprinting and running time over the first 5 m of the 30 m sprint in 93 basketball and handball players (46 boys and 47 girls) aged 14 to 15 years. The attempts were also made to find the relationships between the time of a 5-m run to evaluate initial acceleration phase and multi-directional sprinting evaluated using Five-Time Shuttle Run To Gates Test. Statistical analysis revealed no important differences in times of 5-m runs and times of multi-directional sprinting between groups with different ages, genders, and sports specialties. Furthermore, no significant correlations were found based on Spearman's rank correlation coefficient between times of 5-m run and multi-directional sprinting in the most of subgroups studied. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR
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Subjects: junior elite sport technique acceleration handball basketball test sprint investigation method
Notations: training science sport games junior sports
DOI: 10.1177/0031512516664744
Published in: Perceptual and Motor Skills
Published: 2016
Volume: 123
Issue: 2
Pages: 543-563
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced