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


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.
Coaching and Sports Activities