Field tests in wheelchair Mini-basketball

A. S. Delussu, S. Brunelli, T. Averna, L. Polidori, C. D. Giusto, D. D. Ntendarere, M. Traballesi

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Aim. The a im of this paper was to select field tests to assess specific wheelchair mini-basketball skills (SWMBS), to determine their repeatability and to evaluate changes in SWMBS after six months of training using the same tests. Methods. Fourteen wheelchair mini-basketball athletes (age 13.8±4.8 years, height 145.9±13.8 cm, body weight 48.1 ±18.3 kg) were administered five field tests to assess SWMBS: lay-up (LU), figure-eight (F8), figure-eight+ball (F8+B), 20-meter sprint (20mS) and zone shot (ZS). In the first evaluation session (1s,ES), tests were administered at the beginning of the competitive season in three consecutive training sessions (1TS, 2TS, 3TS). A second evaluation session (2ndES) was carried out six months later (4TS, 5TS, 6TS). Results. The 1s,ES data showed: 1) significant correlations between tests; and 2) significant correlations (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-241
Number of pages11
JournalMedicina dello Sport
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011


  • Athletic performance
  • Disabled persons
  • Wheelchairs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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