National u16, u18 and u20 reserve basketball teams: special physical fitness analysis

National u16, u18 and u20 reserve basketball teams: special physical fitness analysis


Associate Professor Yu.O. Averyasova1
Dr.Hab., Professor S.I. Filimonova1
PhD, Associate Professor T.N. Shutova1
O.N. Andryushchenko2
1Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow
2Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow
3Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports, Youth and Tourism (SCOLIPE), Moscow

National basketball teams of Russia have lately shown notable regress on the global arenas, and the situation needs to be responded by special efforts to analyze the problems of national basketball and reasons for the failures and take urgent actions based on a sound theoretical and practical basis to improve the basketball elite training systems. The study analyzes the special physical fitness test data of the men’s and women’s national U16, U18 and U20 reserve basketball teams. The study was timed to the 2018 precompetitive training periods prior to the top-ranking international tournaments. The women’s group physical fitness tests found the U18 and U20 group fitness being actually no better than the U16 one in every test. The men’s groups were also tested with no physical fitness progress in the U20 versus U16 and U18. It should be also mentioned that every age group showed too high mean square deviations in the tests, particularly in the long-range shots and heart rate recovery rates upon the speed endurance tests. The test data showed the training systems being in need of revisions to secure progress. The authors recommend that special attention should be given to prospects selection for the precompetitive trainings based on the performance test data produced by the cutting-edge test systems; with a due priority to the psychological and supervising service in the individual and team trainings customizable on the individual-type- and age-specific bases.

Keywords: basketball, national U16, U18 and U20 reserve basketball teams, special physical fitness, competitive performance, heart rate, long-range and penalty shots.


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