The Impact of Bosu Training on The Development of Static and Dynamic Balance in Teenage Basketball Players


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Tura Ş., Kilinçarslan G., Bayrakdar A., ÇAKIR V. O.

International Journal of Religion, vol.5, no.5, pp.424-431, 2024 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.61707/6wv4gr93
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Religion
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.424-431
  • Keywords: Basketball, Bosu Training, Dynamic Balance, Static Balance
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The study aimed to investigate the impacts of Bosu training on the development of static and dynamic balance in male basketball players aged 14-16 years who play actively in basketball clubs in Bingöl and train more than 7 hours weekly according to a training schedule. The study included 30 basketball players, 15 in the control group and 15 in the experimental group. The experimental group attended 30 minutes of Bosu training in addition to basketball training for 8 weeks. Anthropometric measurements, such as height, weight, BMI, and static and dynamic balance measurements, were taken before and after the training period. The data were analysed using the SPSS package. The distribution of the pre-test and post-test data was examined for each group. Normality of the data distribution and homogeneity of variances were checked using the Mauchly sphericity test and the Levene test. Then, the dependent variables within each group were compared using the paired-sample t-test. The study used a p-value of less than 0.05 to assess the significance of the results. The mean values of height, weight, and BMI of the experimental group after the 8-week Bosu training program showed no significant difference (p>0.05). The analysis results regarding the Bosu training program's static and dynamic balance measurements yielded a statistically significant difference between the pre-and post-test comparisons of the experimental group for most of the static and dynamic balance variables (p<0.05). However, there was no statistical difference in the control group or between groups (p>0.05). It was concluded that Bosu training can positively contribute to the improvement of static and dynamic balance in young basketball players.