ERIC Number: ED164452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Children's Basketball Performance with Regulation and Junior-Sized Basketballs.
Haywood, Kathleen M.
The smaller size and lower strength level of children may indicate that adaptations of sport-type games, such as basketball, are necessary to maximize skill performance. Children between the ages of 9.0 and 12.7 years were given two subtests of the Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Skills Test, the Speed Pass and Front Shot. Each subject performed once with a regulation basketball and once with a junior-sized basketball. Performance on both tests improved with increasing age and experience. All subjects performed better on the Speed Pass test with the junior ball, as did children under 10.5 years on the Front Shot test. Boys also performed better than girls on the Front Shot test. (Author)
Descriptors: Athletics, Basketball, Elementary Education, Motor Development, Object Manipulation, Performance Factors, Physical Education, Skill Analysis, Skill Development
Dr. Kathleen Haywood, Department of Behavioral Studies, University of Missouri, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63121
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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