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Physiological Responses to, and Athlete and Coach Perceptions of Exertion During Small-sided Basketball Games

Vaquera, Alejandro, Suárez-Iglesias, D., Guiu, X., Barroso, R., Thomas, Gavin ORCID: and Renfree, Andrew ORCID: (2018) Physiological Responses to, and Athlete and Coach Perceptions of Exertion During Small-sided Basketball Games. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32 (10). pp. 2949-2953. ISSN 1064-8011 Online: 1533-4287

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This study describes heart rate (HR) responses during different small sided games (SSGs) in
junior basketball players, and identifies the level of agreement between athlete and coach
perceptions of internal training load calculated using the in-task rating of perceived exertion
(RPE) method. Over a 6 week period, 12 male junior basketball players who played in the
Spanish national under-18 League, played 7 games of one-a-side (1v1), 6 games of two-aside
(2v2), 8 games of five-a-side (5v5), and 5 games of superiority (3v2) situations. During
1v1, 2v2, 5v5, and 3v2 peak heart rates were 90.27 ± 3.37%, 92.68 ± 3.29%, 92.01 ± 3.48%,
and 88.74 ± 5.77% of HRmax respectively. These differences were statistically significant
between 1v1 and 2v2 (P<0.01), 1v1 and 5v5 (P<0.05), 2v2 and 3v2 (P<0.001), and 5v5 and
3v2 (P<0.001). Mean heart rate was 79.5 ± 4.4%, 83.1 ± 4.2%, 91.2 ± 4.7%, and 78.5 ± 7.5%
of HRmax during 1v1, 2v2, 5v5, and 3v2, respectively, and differences were observed
between 1v1 and 2v2 (P<0.001), 2v2 and 3v2 (P<0.001), and 5v5 and 3v2 (P<0.05). There
were differences in athletes and coaches in-task RPE in all SSGs (all P<0.0001 apart from
5x5 P=0.0019). The 2v2 format elicited a higher mean in-task RPE in comparison to all
other SSGs (P<0.001), possibly because 2v2 imposes a greater cognitive load.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: training prescription, monitoring, RPE, heart rate, small sided games
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Gavin Thomas
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 09:20
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2020 04:00

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