Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1974

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physical Education

Abstract

Power is defined as the product of strength times the speed of muscle contraction. Increased strength results in the ability to apply more force and thereby contributes to power. If all other factors remain equal, greater strength often results in better performance. In some athletic events, strength is the primary contributor and is, therefore, fundamental to excellence in those events. With the continual improvement of play in girls' basketball, the participants will need to be accurate outside shooters. The investigator felt that one factor that might hinder girls from being accurate outside shooters was the lack of strength to get the ball to the basket. Many coaches wonder what possible techniques may be used to help improve the accuracy of their outside shooters in shooting the one-hand set shot. The intent of this study was to determine if an increase in strength contributed to an improvement in the accuracy of shooting the one-hand set shot from 9, 15, and 21 feet from the basket and at an angle of 90° to the basket. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a progressive weight training program, a weight training program and shooting, and a shooting program for college women upon the accuracy of shooting the one-hand set shot from distances of 9, 15, and 21 feet at an angle of 90° to the basket. Strength of the legs and shoulder girdle was also investigated. 1. There is no significant difference among the three experimental groups and a control group in accuracy of shooting the 0 one-hand set shot from 9, 15, and 21 feet at an angle of 90 to the basket after a five-week treatment period. 2. There is no significant difference among the three experimental groups and a control group in leg strength and shoulder girdle strength after a five-week treatment period. 3. There is no relationship between change in shoulder or leg strength and change in accuracy. 1. This study was limited to 35 volunteer female students enrolled at South Dakota State University. 2. Players on the women's intercollegiate basketball team were not eligible to participate in the study. 3. The subjects continued participation in the women's intramural program. 4. All groups continued participation in their regular physical education basic instruction classes; however, the subjects were not enrolled in any strenuous activities such as gymnastics, body mechanics, or courses which would increase their leg or shoulder girdle strength.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Basketball for women

Weight lifting

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

54

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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