MOVEMENT PATTERN CHANGES OF BASKETBALL JUMP SHOOTING IN RELATION TO DISTANCE BASED ON THE ANALYSIS OF TIME COURSES

  • H. Menzel
Keywords: basketball, jump shot, movement pattern, process oriented analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify changes in movement patterns of basketball jump shooting in relation to distance based on the analysis of time courses. One experienced female player practised jump shots from 4, 5, and 6 m distance which were filmed in the sagittal plane. Cinematic parameters of three successful shots from each distance were analysed by process oriented methods. The hierarchical duster analysis divided the movement patterns in two main branches representing the shots of middle (4 m) and long (5-6 m) distance. The factor analysis s-technique identified different time courses for the angular velocity of the hip, shoulder and the orientation of the upper am. The results also indicate that process oriented methods represent a different quality of movement pattern analysis than methods based on time discrete variables.