Gary Esboldt

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Physical Education

First Advisor

Neil Hattlestad

Second Advisor

Barry C. McKeown


Significant weight reduction and decrement in shooting performance resulted from participation in competitive basketball. College males (n=21) with a mean age of 19.4 yrs were assigned to 4 basketball-teams according to their level of involvement, intramural participants (untrained=10) and intercollegiate players (trained=ll). Eighteen Ss completed. the study. Each team consisted of 5 players per session. Anthropometric data of ht, wt, and % body fat were collected.

Treatment consisted of a 36 minute workbout comprised of 3 competitive basketball games of 12 minutes each on 2 separate days. Replicated pre- and post-treatment measurements of basketball related skills involved modified vertical jump, dribble agility, and shooting tests. Wt measures were also recorded pre- and post treatment. Data were analyzed using an independent t-test, an independent t-test, and Pearson Product-Moment correlation coefficient. Participation in competitive basketball resulted in the following finds: ·a sig reduction in wt (p < .01) a sig diff in wt loss between trained and untrained groups (p < .01), a sig decrease in shooting proficiency (p <.05), and no sig diff in power and agility measures (p < .05).

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Basketball Dehydration (Physiology)



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University