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Player chronotype does not affect shooting accuracy at different times of the day in a professional, male basketball team: A pilot study

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posted on 2023-04-26, 01:18 authored by Michael Pengelly, Joshua GuyJoshua Guy, Nathan ElsworthyNathan Elsworthy, Aaron ScanlanAaron Scanlan, Antonio LastellaAntonio Lastella
Athlete chronotype has been documented to underpin diurnal variations in skill execution across various team sports. However, no research has explored the effects of athlete chronotype on basketball-specific skills at different times of the day. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore diurnal variations in basketball shooting accuracy according to chronotype. Professional, male basketball players (n = 13) completed a Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire and were categorised into chronotypes using a tertile split technique (morning-types: n = 4; neither-types: n = 4; evening-types: n = 5). Players completed separate trials of a shooting accuracy test in the morning (08:00-09:30h) and afternoon (15:00-16:30h) with each trial consisting of 20 shots attempted from four court locations at either two- or three-point distances and one-shot location from the free-throw line (100 shots in total). Each shot attempt was scored using a 0-3-point scale with higher scores awarded to more accurate shots. Non-significant (p >0.05) differences in shooting scores were evident between morning and afternoon trials for each chronotype group, with small-large effects in shooting scores favouring the morning across groups. Moreover, non-significant (p >0.05) differences in shooting scores were apparent between chronotype groups in the morning (small-large effects) and afternoon (moderate-large effects). Shooting accuracy appears to remain consistent across morning and afternoon performances irrespective of player chronotype in a professional basketball team, suggesting coaches may not need to schedule training sessions involving shooting tasks at specific times of the day to optimise shooting accuracy in players.

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Volume

15

Issue

S1

Start Page

149

End Page

155

Number of Pages

7

eISSN

1984-0063

ISSN

1984-0659

Publisher

Georg Thieme Verlag KG

Publisher License

CC BY

Additional Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Acceptance Date

2021-09-10

Author Research Institute

  • Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Medium

Print

Journal

Sleep Science

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