Relations Between Motor Abilities and Basketball Skills of 13-14 Year Old Students


  • Dejan Šumar Faculty of Pedagogy, University of Bihać
  • Naim Ćeleš Faculty of Pedagogy, University of Bihać
  • Bojan Međedović TIMS – Faculty for Sport and Psychology Novi Sad



The aim of the research is to determine the relations and influences of motor abilities on the performance of some elements of the basketball techniques in the 7th and 8th graders. The study included 85 respondents, students of 7th and 8th grade of elementary school “Prekounje” from Bihać. The motor status assessment system was represented by the 12 variables (three variables each to assess coordination, explosive strength, flexibility and speed), while 4 situational-motoric tests were used to assess the success of the performance of the elements of basketball techniques: 1. Throwing the ball with both hands against the wall and catching it for 30 seconds (BHLR30), 2. Dribbling the ball with the hand in a slalom (VLRS), 3. Throwing the ball into the basket for 30 seconds (ULK30), 4. Lay-ups for 30 seconds (PNK30). Basic central and dispersion parameters were calculated for all variables which confirmed the normality of the distribution, and the relations between spaces were determined by using the canonical correlation analysis. Values ​​obtained by canonical correlation analysis indicate very high correlation between basic motor abilities and basketball skills.