Improving Practice and Performance in Basketball

Improving Practice and Performance in Basketball

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Despite being one of the most popular sports worldwide, basketball has received limited research attention compared to other team sports. Establishing a strong evidence base with high-quality and impactful research is essential in enhancing decision-making processes to optimize player performance for basketball professionals. Consequently, the book entitled Improving Performance and Practice in Basketball provides a collection of novel research studies to increase the available evidence on various topics with strong translation to practice in basketball. The book includes work by 40 researchers from 16 institutions or professional organizations from 9 countries. In keeping with notable topics in basketball research, the book contains 2 reviews focused on monitoring strategies to detect player fatigue and considerations for travel in National Basketball Association players. In addition, 8 applied studies are also included in the book, focused on workload monitoring, game-related statistics, and the measurement of physical and skill attributes in basketball players. This book also has a strong focus on increasing the evidence available for female basketball players, who have traditionally been under-represented in the literature. The outcomes generated from this book should provide new insights to inform practice in many areas for professionals working in various roles with basketball teams.

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  • accelerometer
  • athlete
  • Athletic Performance
  • Attention
  • Basketball
  • basketball performance
  • basketball tactics
  • Body Composition
  • body fat
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • classification tree
  • collegiate athletes
  • countermovement jump
  • Elite sport
  • fat free mass
  • Fatigue
  • Female
  • game-related statistics
  • injury
  • Machine learning
  • maturation
  • microtechnology
  • Monitoring
  • motor manual sequences
  • Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2
  • n/a
  • NBA
  • non-linear analysis
  • performance analysis
  • playing position
  • Sleep
  • smallest worthwhile change
  • talent selection
  • team sports
  • training load
  • variability
  • visuo-spatial working memory
  • Women athletes
  • workloads
  • youth athletes


DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-695-6


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