Essential Topics in Basketball


Karel Dupuis (Editor)

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO004000

Economic globalisation refers to the notion of mobility. In basketball, just as in other team sports, competitions are associated with a specific territorial space. Through a comparison between United States and Europe, this compilation explores the issue of the perimeter of the competition area in the new economic environment.

The authors discuss the different pedagogical models that basketball coaches can apply to promote the development of an all-around player during practice sessions. The “sport education”, “teaching games for understanding”, “cooperative learning”, and “teaching personal and social responsibility” models are discussed and analyzed from a basketball coaching perspective.

The relationship between rookie players’ physical abilities on the Pre-Draft Combine and basketball performance in offense and defense in the first NBA season is assessed. The results highlight the importance of basic speed, speed strength and strength endurance.
The concluding study tests the basic and specific indicators, in terms of differences, in estimating the isometric rate of force development for leg extensors in the context of a playing position in basketball. Sixty-eight basketball players performed a standardized “isometric leg press” test to assess the characteristics of isometric force from their leg extensors.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Out of Bonds? Men’s Basketball Competitions in the Globalisation Era
(Philippe Broda, CEPN, University Paris 13, Paris, France)

Chapter 2. Promoting an All-Around Basketball Player through Pedagogical Models: Coaches’ Recommendations
(Luis Estrada Oliver, Ed, Department of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Chapter 3. Quantitative Relationship between Pre-Draft Combine Results and Basketball Offensive and Defensive Efficiency in the Rookie NBA Players
(Igor Ranisavljev, Radivoj Mandic, Marko Cosic and Milivoj Dopsaj, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 4. Early and Late Rate of Force Development of the Leg Extensors According to Playing Position in Basketball
(Jelena Ivanović, Milivoj Dopsaj and Aco Gajević, Serbian Institute of Sport and Sports Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)


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