The situation of one versus one in female Mini-basketball: Comparative analysis between two different locations from three-point line
The purpose of this study was to analyze the number of situations of one versus one in Mini-basketball, on playing with a three-point line delimited by the area of the restricted zone compared with a three-point line delimited by the rectangular area. Sixty seven Mini-basketball female players (age: M = 10.39 years, SD = 0.67) from six teams participated in two championships. 1.642 ball possessions were examined during the first championship and 1.669 during the second one. The observational methodology was applied. After training four observers, the register’s reliability achieved values between .83 and .93 according to the Pearson concordance coefficient. The found significant differences between the two championships (p = .019), revealed that, when playing with the three-point line delimited by the area of the restricted zone 3,9% more values of situations of one versus one are obtained, what can favors in greater measurement the development of intelligence before the decision-making skill. However, the number of situations of one versus one in both championships is little according to the bibliography. From these results, some recommendations are indicated on the regulation.
Key Words: Cognitive capacity, decision-making, mini-basketball, three-point line.