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Psicothema, 2011. Vol. Vol. 23 (nº 4). 851-857

Análisis observacional del lanzamiento de tiro libre en jugadores de baloncesto base

Belén Garzón Echevarría1, Daniel Lapresa Ajamil1, M. Teresa Anguera Argilaga2 y Javier Arana Idiakez1

1 Universidad de La Rioja y
2 Universidad de Barcelona

El presente artículo constituye una aproximación al tiro libre de baloncesto desde la perspectiva de la metodología observacional. Ante la dificultad manifiesta para trasladar a la intervención deportiva cotidiana los datos cuantitativos resultantes de los estudios biomecánicos habituales, se ha elaborado una herramienta observacional de gran accesibilidad que, como principal aportación, permite la detección de patrones temporales en los lanzamientos de tiro libre. Como aval de la utilidad de la herramienta observacional diseñada se presenta un ejemplo de los resultados obtenidos en un diseño de investigación que estudia una selección de jugadores de categoría alevín (11-12 años).

Observational analysis of the free throw shot made by grassroots basketball players. This article represents an approach to the free throw from the perspective of observational methodology. Faced with the obvious difficulty of transferring quantitative data resulting from the habitual biomechanical studies to everyday sports intervention, an easily accessible observational tool has been produced which, as a main contribution, allows the detection of T-patterns in free-throw shots. As the endorsement of the usefulness of the designed observational tool, an example is presented of the results obtained in a research design that studies a selection of grassroots basketball players (11-12 years).


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