Wheelchair basketball and agility

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dc.contributor Bishop, Phillip A.
dc.contributor Hardin, L. Brent
dc.contributor Leeper, James D.
dc.contributor.advisor Wingo, Jonathan E.
dc.contributor.advisor Richardson, Mark T.
dc.contributor.author Williams, Elisha
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:09:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:09:16Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001624
dc.identifier.other Williams_alatus_0004D_11962
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2078
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Wheelchair basketball players need to have strong fundamental wheelchair skills for optimal performance. Success in wheelchair basketball is largely dependent on a player's ability to outmaneuver his/her opponent through the use of agility skills. Given that there are currently no criterion planned agility or video reactive agility tests for wheelchair basketball, further research in this area is warranted. The purpose of this series of studies was to evaluate the validity of agility tests specific to wheelchair basketball and to investigate the primary anthropometric and physiologic determinants of agility in wheelchair basketball players. Study 1 found that both the Williams Wheelchair Agility test and the Illinois Agility test demonstrated construct validity (Williams: 18.97 ± 0.53 s vs. 20.13 ± 2.22 s for elite and competitive groups, respectively, p=.048; Illinois: 26.34 ± 0.66 s vs. 27.95 ± 2.57 s for elite and competitive groups, respectively, p=.026). Study 2 found that the video reactive agility test also demonstrated construct validity and appears to be effective in detecting reactive agility in wheelchair basketball players (Elite: 7.72 ± 0.36 s vs. Competitive: 8.03 ± .38 s, p=.04). Study 3 found that 20-m straight-line sprint speed test and medicine ball toss were the strongest predictors of planned agility (Williams: R2=.75; Illinois: R2=.94). 20-m straight-line sprint speed was the strongest predictor of reactive agility (R2=.41). The strongest predictors for the 5-m straight-line speed test were the medicine ball toss and relative strength (R2=.80). The medicine ball toss was also the strongest predictor of 20-m sprint times (R2=.68). Due to the potentially significant impact agility has on performance, larger studies focusing on wheelchair basketball planned and reactive agility are warranted.
dc.format.extent 93 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Kinesiology
dc.title Wheelchair basketball and agility
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Kinesiology
etdms.degree.discipline Human Performance
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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