Quantitative assessment of the effects of official match on physical performance factors on under-16 and under-18 female basketball players at national league level


  • José María Izquierdo University of León
  • Juan Carlos Redondo University of León




fatigue, countermovement jump, perceived effort, sprint capacity, basketball match


This study was aimed at analysing and quantifying relevant effects of competition on performance factors in female basketball players (16.45±0.92 years) with reference to age (under-16 and under-18) and playing positions: guards (n=19), forwards (n=27) and centres (n=22). Participants completed tests to measure jump capacity (countermovement jump-CMJ) and sprint times (10 m and 20 m) at three moments: just before the match (T1), at half-time and after the match (T3). Associated with the increases of perceived effort, results showed “very likely” negative effects with performance decreased from T1-T3 in 20 m (4.03% and 3.51% for guards u-16 and u-18, respectively) and CMJ (15.17% and 13.7% for guards u-16 and forwards u-18, respectively). We only found a “large” ES in T2-T3 in guards u-16 in CMJ. Findings highlight the necessity to customize training, considering requirements and demands of different ages and playing positions to decrease the impact of fatigue after match.


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Juan Carlos Redondo, University of León

Department of Physical Education and Sports


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