ANALYSIS OF GROUND REACTION FORCES PRODUCED IN BASKETBALL MANEUVERS OVER A SEASON

  • Chase Curtiss
  • Heidi Orloff
  • Tricia Usagawa
Keywords: basketball, ground reaction forces, durability of shoes

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine differences in ground reaction forces of college basketball players over a season. Eleven male Division III basketball players performed eight directional basketball maneuvers in random order on an AMTIĀ© 1000 force plate. Subjects were tested every two weeks over an eight week period. Typical ground reaction force curves for vertical, medial/lateral and anterior/posterior were obtained. Results indicated no significant changes occurred across the group, however individual changes were apparent for some subjects, predominantly in the shuffle movements. This study concluded that there were no significant differences across subjects but individual differences in ground reaction force data did occur in some subjects.
Published
2007-11-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities