The educational value of rules in basketball




Basketball, Rules of the game, Educational aspects, Principles of technique, Individual and group tactics


The game rules of team sports and the technique and tactical methods applicable to them are indispensable for practicing competitive sports. The correct competition arose from the automatic mechanism of the sanction following the infringement of a game rule which is also aided by the individual members of the group who demand the application of the rule to continue playing. The competition can also be self-regulated by the two groups who compete without even the decisive action of the referee as happens in training activities. The aim of the study is to identify the significant elements of the game rules and the related technique and tactical behaviours in individual team sports and to identify an inventory of significant behaviours. The method is documentary archival research for the analysis of the rules of individual team sports, a subsequent comparative method between grids of indicators, descriptors and weights that classify rule, technique and tactics. The expected results will focus on the appropriate presence of the significant elements and the commonality or discrepancy between team sports. The data is useful for measuring the quantity of significant behaviours in order to qualitatively elaborate the value of each of them with respect to the other current behaviours of quantitative performance and establish the connections. Subsequently, requests for self-perception can be administered to practitioners (athletes and students) on the specific connections between the need for the rule and its application in order to play sports at the highest levels with gratification and satisfaction.


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Altavilla, G., D’Isanto, T., & D’Elia, F. (2020). The educational value of rules in basketball. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 15(4proc), S1195-S1203.

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