CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Sports Med Int Open 2021; 05(01): E22-E27
DOI: 10.1055/a-1309-3085
Training & Testing

High-Impact Details of Play and Movements in Female Basketball Game

1   Department of Sports and Health Science, Japan Women's College of Physical Education, Tokyo, Japan
Shogo Sasaki
2   Faculty of Health Sciences, Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
Yui Shimada
2   Faculty of Health Sciences, Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
Takeshi Koyama
3   Sports Medical Science Research Institute, Tokai University, Kanagawa, Japan
Hiroshi Ichikawa
4   Department of Health and Sports, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan
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This study aimed to identify the high-impact details of play and movements with higher acceleration and their frequency during a female basketball match. Trunk acceleration was measured during a simulated basketball game with eight female players. The extracted instance was categorized, which generated at > 6 and 8 G resultant accelerations using a video recording and an accelerometer attached to the players’ trunk, as details of play and movements. The frequency and ratio of the details of play and movements regarding all detected movements were calculated. A total of 1062 and 223 play actions were detected for the resultant acceleration thresholds of > 6 and 8 G, respectively. For these acceleration thresholds, in terms of details of play, positioning on the half-court was the most frequently observed (29.6 and 23.8%, respectively). In terms of movements, deceleration was the most frequently detected movement (21.5 and 23.3%, respectively), followed by landing (7.6 and 15.7%, respectively). Deceleration during positioning on the half-court and defense as well as landing mostly after a shot were detected as high-impact frequent basketball-specific movements. The results also showed that characteristics of movements or playing style and playing position may have an effect on acceleration patterns during a basketball game.

Publication History

Received: 10 September 2020
Received: 06 November 2020

Accepted: 11 November 2020

Article published online:
03 February 2021

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