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Relationships Between Jump Kinetics and Basketball Rebounding Performance – an Exploratory Study

Cabarkapa, D and Fry, AC. Presented at the Central States American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (CSACSM) 2021.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • The model was able to accurately classify top rebound performers (T) vs. bottom rebound performers (B) in 78% cases 
  • No significant differences were found for LOAD, EXPLODE, or DRIVE between T and B performers

POPULATION: Twenty-seven Division-I men’s basketball players were monitored during each competitive season for a total of six consecutive years. 

SUMMARY

The questions covered:

  • Is there any relationship between vertical jump kinetic data and in-game rebound performance in collegiate men’s basketball?

The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine a relationship between jump kinetic variables and game rebounding performance in men’s basketball. This exploratory analysis suggests a positive relationship between kinetic parameters observed in the present study during in-season CMVJ testings and on-court rebounding performance. 

However, there are additional factors that need to also be examined more closely (e.g., playing position, style of play, game strategies) that may have substantial contributions on the rebounding performance. Although being able to accurately classify T vs. B performers in 78% cases (λ=0.62; χ2=11.23; p=0.01; R2-canonical=0.61), an ANOVA test showed no significant differences (p>0.05) for Eccentric Rate of Force Development (LOAD), Average Relative Concentric Force (EXPLODE) and Relative Concentric Impulse (DRIVE) between groups.

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