A survey of player monitoring approaches and microsensor use in basketball

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Title: A survey of player monitoring approaches and microsensor use in basketball
Authors: Fox, Jordan Louise | Scanlan, Aaron | Sargent, Charli | Stanton, Robert
Keywords: Training load | Coach | Team sport | Training prescription | Accelerometer
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2020, 15(1), in press. doi:10.14198/jhse.2020.151.20
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine player monitoring approaches used by basketball practitioners with a specific focus on the use of microsensors. An online survey was disseminated to basketball practitioners via international basketball-related organisations and social media channels. Multiple response, Likert-scale level of agreement, and open-ended questions captured data regarding if, and how player monitoring was performed, as well as barriers and facilitators to player monitoring, with an emphasis on the use of microsensors. Forty-four basketball practitioners completed the survey. Twenty-seven respondents (61%) implement player monitoring and thirteen (30%) use microsensors. Despite implementing player monitoring, over 85% of practitioners modify training based on their own observation. Respondents not currently monitoring players (39%) would commence monitoring if the tools or equipment were provided. 74% of respondents agree that microsensors are expensive. Only 56% of practitioners who use microsensors feel they have support for using the technology and analysing/interpreting the data. These findings suggest a low uptake of microsensors for player monitoring in basketball. Coaches and practitioners perceive player monitoring approaches to be cost-prohibitive and appear unsure of how player monitoring data should be used to optimise training outcomes for players.
Sponsor: This research was supported under the Commonwealth Government’s Research Training Program. The lead author gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the Australian Government.
URI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2020.151.20 | http://hdl.handle.net/10045/91944
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2020.151.20
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 4.0
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://www.jhse.ua.es/
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Journal of Human Sport and Exercise - 2020, Vol. 15, No. 1, In Press

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