Effect of the 3-Point Line Change on the Game Dynamics in Girls' Minibasketball
Authors: Arias, José L.; Argudo, Francisco M.; Alonso, José I.
Source: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1 September 2009, vol. 80, no. 3, pp. 502-509(8)
Abstract:We examined the game dynamics in minibasketball when comparing two different forms of the 3-point line. During the first competition, participants used a 3-point line delimited by the free-throw lane, and 1,642 ball possessions were recorded. During the second competition, participants played with a 3-point line delimited by a rectangular area, and 1,669 ball possessions were recorded. Results from the Mann-Whitney U Test show that when playing with a 3-point line delimited by the free-throw lane, higher average values were achieved in terms of points scored, number of players taking part in the ball possessions, number of passes, and one-on-one situations.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2009