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AGE, PARTICIPATION TIME AND PERFORMANCE IN BASKETBALL PLAYERS IN OLYMPIC GAMES

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Author(s): Josu00E9 D. Alfonso | Enrique Ortega | Josu00E9 M. Palao

Journal: Revista de PsicologĂ­a del Deporte
ISSN 1132-239X

Volume: 18;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 385;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this piece of work was to know the ages of the players with the highest performance, through the participation time and the performance indicators of basketball players in Olympic Games. The final objective is to provide more significant values which allow to guide training processes to trainers and club's youth coordinators. Results showed the following: a) in guard position, players with more than 29 years old are the ones who have better statistical in most of the indicators, either for men or women; b) in forward position, the age range varies between 27-29 in men and between 26-29 in women; c) the age range in centers diversify between 25-28 in most indicators in men, while in women it is above 28 years old.
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