Investigation of youth basketball infrastructure from different perspectives

2016-11-01
Yapar, Ahmet
İnce, Mustafa Levent
The purposes of the study were systematic analysis of youth basketball infrastructure practice activities, coach behaviors and youth basketball players’ youth experiences, sources of enjoyments and burnout in sport. Participants of this study composed of 4 basketball school coach, 4 club team coach and 390 youth male basketball players who were in 12 to 14 years old from Ankara. Each coach and practice observed 3 times and totally 24 practice video recorded. Observed practice activities in videos were coded as training form and playing form activities and coaching behaviors were coded by using the Arizona State University Observation Instrument (ASUOI).Descriptive statistical analysis was used for observational data. 390 youth male basketball players completed Youth experiences survey for Sport (YES-S), Sources of Enjoyment in Youth Sport Questionnaire (SEYSQ) and Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (ABQ). MANOVA was used for statistical comparison of basketball school and club team group comparison. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was used to investigate the role of enjoyment and burnout on youth basketball players positive and negative youth development experiences. Systematic observation results indicated that observed practice activities and coach behaviors were very similar in each basketball context. MANOVA results showed that there is no significant differences between basketball school and club team players’ YES-S, SEYSQ and ABQ scores. According to stepwise multiple regression results, while some of SEYSQ subscales explained the positive development experiences, some ABQ and SEYSQ explained negative developmental experiences. Overall findings of the study indicated that youth basketball activities composed of much more training form practice activities than playing form activities. Coach behaviors in each context were observed as similar and most observed coaching behaviors were instructional behaviors. Because youth basketball players were exposure similar practice activities and coach behaviors during practices, they have had similar youth development experiences, enjoyment and burnout levels.
14th International Sport Sciences Congress, 1 - 04 Kasım 2016

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Citation Formats
A. Yapar and M. L. İnce, “Investigation of youth basketball infrastructure from different perspectives,” presented at the 14th International Sport Sciences Congress, 1 - 04 Kasım 2016, Antalya, Türkiye, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/86018.