The Effect of Teammates Support on Player’s Free-Throws Effectiveness

Authors

  • Pedro Sáenz- López Buñuel Departamento de Educación Física, Música y Artes Plásticas. Avda. Tres de Marzo s/n. Universidad de Huelva
  • Celestina Vizcaíno Domínguez CEIP José Oliva (Huelva)
  • Miguel Ángel Gómez Ruano Departamento de Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • José Antonio Rebollo González Departamento de Educación Física, Música y Artes Plásticas. Avda. Tres de Marzo s/n. Universidad de Huelva

Keywords:

competition, shooting, performance, affection

Abstract

Free-throw is the only isolated and stable situation in basketball where psychological aspects can be isolated during the competition. The aim of the current study is to analyze the effectiveness of free-throws according to the number of teammates who supported (i.e., showed affection) the shooter before throwing. The study sample included 319 free-throws of men's and women's semi-finals and finals of the Spanish Under-16 and Under-14 Championship. The results showed significant differences when receiving affection in the free-throws after a foul. The significant variables are the shooter’s free-throws percentage during the game and in the first free-throw. This finding leads the author to suggest that coaches should dedicate enough time to practice the free-throw as an individual task in the training sessions, as well as encouraging teammates’ cohesion and affection when the shooter is performing a free-throw.

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Published

2021-08-01

How to Cite

Pedro Sáenz- López Buñuel, Celestina Vizcaíno Domínguez, Miguel Ángel Gómez Ruano, & José Antonio Rebollo González. (2021). The Effect of Teammates Support on Player’s Free-Throws Effectiveness. Revista De Psicología Del Deporte (Journal of Sport Psychology), 30(2), 81-86. Retrieved from http://mail.rpd-online.com/index.php/rpd/article/view/355