Biology of Sport
eISSN: 2083-1862
ISSN: 0860-021X
Biology of Sport
Current Issue Manuscripts accepted About the journal Editorial board Abstracting and indexing Archive Ethical standards and procedures Contact Instructions for authors Journal's Reviewers Special Information
Editorial System
Submit your Manuscript
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
vol. 40
Original paper

Influence of game and quarter results on external peak demands during games in under-18 years, male basketball players

Enrique Alonso Pérez-Chao
1, 2
Miguel Ángel Gómez
Aaron Scanlan
Carlos Ribas
Juan Trapero
Alberto Lorenzo

  1. Facultad de ciencias de la actividad física y del deporte, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
  2. Faculty of Sports Sciences, University Alfonso X el Sabio, 28691 Villanueva de la Cañada, Community of Madrid, Spain
  3. Human Exercise and Training Laboratory, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
  4. School of Sports Science, European University of Madrid, 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Spain, Villanueva de la Cañada, Community of Madrid, Spain
Biol Sport. 2023;40(2):365– 375.
Online publish date: 2022/06/01
View full text Get citation
PlumX metrics:
To quantify and compare the external peak demands (PD) encountered according to game result (win vs. loss), quarter result (win vs. tie vs. loss), and quarter point difference (± difference in score) in under-18 years (U18), male basketball players. Thirteen basketball players had external load variables monitored across 9 games using local positioning system technology, including distance covered, distance covered in different intensity zones, accelerations, decelerations, and PlayerLoad™. PD were calculated across 30-s, 1-min, and 5-min time windows for each variable. Linear mixed models were used to compare PD for each variable according to game result (win vs. loss), quarter result (win vs tie vs loss), and quarter point difference (high vs. low). External PD were comparable between games that were won and lost for all variables and between quarters that were won and lost for most variables (p > 0.05, trivial-small effects). In contrast, players produced higher (p < 0.05, small effects) 1-min high-speed running distance and 5-min PlayerLoadTM in quarters that were won compared to quarters that were lost. Additionally, high quarter point differences (7.51±3.75 points) elicited greater (p < 0.05, small effects) external PD (30-s PlayerLoadTM, 30-s and 5-min decelerations, and 1-min and 5-min high-speed running distance) than low quarter point differences (-2.47±2.67 points). External PD remain consistent (trivial small effects) regardless of game result, quarter result, and quarter point difference in U18, male basketball players. Accordingly, external PD attained during games may not be a key indicator of team success.

Team sports, Worst case scenario, Most demanding scenarios, Local positioning system, Load monitoring, Game demands

Quick links
© 2024 Termedia Sp. z o.o.
Developed by Bentus.