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The effects of six weeks of in-season specific training on young Swedish division 2 basketball players
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences.
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]



This study aims to evaluate the physiological effect of periodized specific strength training on young Swedish division 2 basketball players.



13 male basketball players of 14-21 years of age were assessed before and after a six week specific training intervention of squats, plyometrics and repeated shuttle sprints. The test battery was made up of jump and sprint tests. The jump tests included the Squat jump (SJ), Counter movement jump (CMJa), Drop jump (DJ) 20, 40, 60 cm, five jump for distance test (5JT), weighted jump squats (JS) with 50, 100, 200 % of body weight. Run test battery consisted of the T-test, repeat shuttle sprint ability test (RSSA) and the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 (YY IR1). Seven of the subjects made up the intervention group (IG) and six made up the control group (CG). Both groups participated in their regular sports practice, additionally the IG performed two weekly sessions incorporating specific training.



The IG improved significantly in SJ, CMJa, DJ 20, T-test, RSSA and the YY IR1 (p < 0,05). The CG results decreased in all test parameters except in JS and T-test although the increases in the test results were not found to be significant.



The conclusion to the study was that an intervention of specific training yields positive results in young basketball players. The results garnered from the intervention verify that this type of training may influence in season progress as well as being a time effective training tool for strength and conditioning specialists.


Abstract [sv]



Syftet med studien är att utvärdera de fysiologiska effekterna av en specifik periodiserad styrketräning på unga svenska basketspelare i division 2.


13 manliga basketspelare mellan 14-21 år gamla testades före och efter en sex veckor lång träningsintervention bestående av knäböj, plyometriska övningar och upprepade sprinter. Testbatteriet bestod av hopp och sprinttester. Hopptesterna bestod av squat jumps (SJ), counter movement jump (CMJa), drop jump (DJ) 20, 40, 60 cm, fem horisontella hopp (5JT), belastad jump squat (JS) med 50, 100, 200 % av kroppens vikt. Testbatteri för sprinterna bestod av T-testet, repeated shuttle sprint ability (RSSA) och Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test nivå 1 (YY IR1). Interventionsgruppen (IG) bestod av sju spelare och kontrollgruppen (CG) utgjordes av sex spelare. Deltagarna i båda grupperna deltog i sina vanliga basketträningar. IG genomförde utöver den vanliga basketträningen två träningar i veckan av specifik träning.


IG gjorde signifikanta förbättringar (p <0,05) i SJ, CMJa, DJ 20, T-Test, RSSA och YY IR1 mellan för och eftertest. CG resultat minskade i alla testparametrar förutom JS och T-test där förbättringar ej funnits vara signifikanta.


Slutsatsen av studien var att en intervention bestående av specifik träning ger positiva resultat på unga basketspelare. Resultaten från träningsinterventionen verifierar att denna typ av träning kan påverka träningsresultaten positivt under säsongen samt vara ett tidseffektivt träningsredskap för styrke och konditionsspecialister.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Examensarbete, 2010:64
Keyword [en]
Basketball, Strength, training, Plyometric
Keyword [sv]
basket, styrketräning, träning, plyometrisk, Tränarlänkbasketboll
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-1798OAI: diva2:412847
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-04-26 Created: 2011-04-26 Last updated: 2011-04-26Bibliographically approved

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