Differences of Smoothness and Coordination of the Fingers and Upper Extremities between Skilled and Non-skilled Players during Receiving the Basketball

농구 패스 리시브 시 숙련자와 비숙련자 간의 동작의 부드러움과 손가락 및 상지 협응의 차이

  • Park, Sangheon (Institute of Sport sciences, Korea National Sport University) ;
  • Lim, Hee Sung (Graduate School, Korea National Sport University) ;
  • Yoon, Sukhoon (Department of Community Sport, Korea National Sport University)
  • Received : 2019.05.09
  • Accepted : 2019.05.22
  • Published : 2019.06.30


Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences of smoothness and coordination of the fingers and upper extremities between skilled and non-skilled players during receiving the basketball. Method: Ten male recreational basketball players (age: $23.2{\pm}2.7yrs.$, career: $8.6{\pm}1.6yrs.$, height: $177.3{\pm}6.0$, weight: $72.9{\pm}8.5kg$) careering over five years and ten non-skilled males (age: $27.3{\pm}1.5yrs.$, height: $173.7{\pm}5.6$, weight: $73.2{\pm}12.6kg$) were participated in this study. Then, participants were asked to perform basketball receiving movement for ten times. The receiving movements were recorded by eight infrared cameras (Oqus 300, Qualisys, Sweden). The collected rad data were calculated to duration of basketball receiving, Jerk-Cost, CRP and CRP variability. Results: The CRP of MCP-Wr, Wr-El in skilled group were greater than non-skilled group (p<.05). The CRP variability of El-Sh in non-skilled group was greater than skilled group (p<.05). Conclusion: These results suggest that skilled players perform more effective movement for impact absorption from the basketball. Moreover, the skilled players have consistent movement patterns during basketball performance. Lastly, it is important to train finger sensation and cognitive ability of thrown basketball from the passer.


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Figure 1. The position of finger markers

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Figure 2. Receiving movement in upper extremities

Table 1. Value of Jerk-Cost

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Table 2. Differences of mean CRP (continuous relative phase) and CRP variability in upper extremity between skilled and non-skilled group

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