ERIC Number: ED120164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Discriminant Analysis of Basketball Skill Tests and Biographic Data.
Fratzke, Mel R.
One of the greatest problems that has confronted the physical education profession is that of evaluating sport skill tests and their relationship to successful performance. This study was thus undertaken to investigate the relationship of basketball skill tests and player biographic data to success in playing basketball. Ninety-four subjects ages 11-18 attending a summer basketball school were administered the following four basketball skill tests: the front shot, jump and reach, the dribble test (all selected from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Sport Skill Test Manual), and free throws. Biographic data of age, weight, and height were also obtained. Subjects were rated either as successful or average players. Success at the jump shot and reach and the dribble test were found to correlate with player ability. Age and height factors also determined player success. (CD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Central District Meeting (March 19-20, 1976)