The effect of elbow joint proprioception sense on shooting hit in basketball

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Elbow joint, motor control, proprioception, shooting accuracy, skill acquisition


This study aims to investigate the effect of proprioception on the shooting accuracy of male and female basketball players. In this study, 24 girls aged 13.58±2.43 years and 24 male athletes aged 14.80±1.03 years, who played basketball actively for at least 2 years, voluntarily participated. The target angle for the elbow joint was determined as 75° flexion movement. Joint position sense test method was used to measure elbow joint proprioception. Baseline 1° sensitive digital goniometer was used in the measurements. In the process of determining the amount of deviation, after 5 measurements were taken from an athlete, these 5 deviation values were av-eraged. When the average deviation value at the target angle of 75° was determined, this average deviation value was used in the comparisons. Male and female participants' total hits and deviation angles were examined, but no correlation was found (p>0.05). The total number of hits and deviation angle of male and female participants were examined, but no correlation was found (p>0.05). As a result, although there is no significant difference between the proprioception deviation angles of female and male basketball players, there is no relationship between the deviation angle and the shot hit.


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Kucuk, H., & Karakas, F. (2023). The effect of elbow joint proprioception sense on shooting hit in basketball. Journal of ROL Sport Sciences, 4(3), 1153–1168.