Perfil antropométrico de las jugadoras de baloncesto españolasAnálisis en función del nivel competitivo y de la posición específica de juego.

  1. Salgado Sánchez, Irene
  2. Sedano Campo, Silvia
  3. Benito Trigueros, Ana María de
  4. Izquierdo Velasco, José María
  5. Cuadrado Sáenz, Gonzalo
RICYDE. Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte

ISSN: 1885-3137

Year of publication: 2009

Volume: 5

Issue: 15

Pages: 1-16

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5232/RICYDE2009.01501 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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The purpose of this study was to identify the anthropometric profile of Spanish female basketball players by level and by playing position. The sample was formed by 64 female baskeball players who practiced basketball in collegiated teams of Liga Femenina de Baloncesto (20), Liga Femenina 2 de Baloncesto (22) and Primera Nacional (22). Sixteen body dimensions were measured (body mass, height, seven skinfolds, three diameters and four girths) in order to determine body composition and somatotype. The results of the study demonstrated that body composition and somatotype were different between levels of play. Both data were favourable to the highest level in almost all the examined variables. When we analysed body composition and somatotype by playing position we realised that an specific anthropometric profile existed in all playing positions. Center were taller and heavier than forwards and guards and also had higher body fat percentages than the other groups.