The Effect of Differential Repeated Sprint Training on Physical Performance in Female Basketball Players: A Pilot Study
journal contributionposted on 07.02.2022, 12:04 by Jorge Arede, Sogand Poureghbali, Tomás Freitas, John FernandesJohn Fernandes, Wolfgang I. Schöllhorn, Nuno Leite
This pilot study aimed to determine the effects of differential learning in sprint running with and without changes of direction (COD) on physical performance parameters in female basketball players and to determine the feasibility of the training protocol. Nine female basketball players completed 4 weeks of repeated sprint training (RST) with (COD, n= 4) or without (NCOD n= 5)changes of direction. A battery of sprints (0–10 and 0–25 m), vertical jumps (counter movement jump(CMJ), drop jump, and single-leg CMJs), and COD tests were conducted before and after intervention. NCOD completed two sets of ten sprints of 20 m, whereas COD performed 20 m sprints with a180 degree turn at 10 m, returning to the starting line. Before each sprint, participants were instructed to provide different fluctuations (i.e., differential learning) in terms of varying the sprint. Both groups had 30 s of passive recovery between two sprints and 3 min between sets. A significant effect of time for the 0–10 m sprint, CMJ, and single leg-CMJ asymmetries were observed. Adding “erroneous” fluctuation during RST seems to be a suitable and feasible strategy for coaches to enhance physical performance in young female basketball players. However, further studies including larger samples and controlled designs are recommended to strengthen present findings.
Published inInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
VersionVoR (Version of Record)
CitationArede, J., Poureghbali, S., Freitas, T., Fernandes, J., Schöllhorn, W.I. and Leite, N. (2021) 'The Effect of Differential Repeated Sprint Training on Physical Performance in Female Basketball Players: A Pilot Study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(23), p.12616.
Cardiff Met Affiliation
- Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
Cardiff Met AuthorsJohn Fernandes
Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group
- High Performance