Physical Activity Demands in Elite Basketball Games

  • Rene Augusto Ribeiro
  • Anderson Calderani Junior
  • Lucas Antônio Monezi
  • Milton Shoiti Misuta
  • Luciano Allegretti Mercadante
Keywords: playing position, training, activity profile

Abstract

We describe a new classification of the physical demands of basketball by comparing different positions and functions of players on the team. We classified movements into three categories: horizontal displacements (divided into six subcategories), vertical displacements (divided into six subcategories), and contact forces (divided into two subcategories). The increased number of contact forces recorded in a basketball game reveals the importance of including this category in the analysis. This work reveals the importance of considering physical activities in different ways using more detailed categories.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities