LOCOMOTOR DISTANCE AND VELOCITY IN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL GAME

  • Eunyoung Kim
  • Shinji Sakurai
  • Tomoki Ogawa
Keywords: DLT method, locomotor distance, peak velocity.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The rule of basketball was vastly revised in 2000 classification and it is expected that basketball players’speed would be higher and locomotor distance would be longer than before. The revision of the rule applied to wheelchair basketball as well. There have been few studies about players’ speed and locomotor distance with an exception of Coutts’ study (1992) which was published before the rule revision. The objects of this study were to investigate the players’ locomotor distance and velocity in a wheelchair basketball game and to get the basic data of the players’physical fitness level necessary for high performance in wheelchair basketball.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities