Progression of female basketball players on the spanish national teams

Sebastián Feu Molina

Sergio José Ibáñez Godoy

Pedro Sáenz-López Buñuel

Francisco Javier Giménez Fuentes Guerra

*Corresponding author: Sebastián Feu Molina

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Feu Molina, S., Ibáñez Godo, S. J., Sáenz-López Buñuel, P., & Giménez Fuentes Guerra, F. J. (2008). Progression of female basketball players on the spanish national teams. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 93, 71-78.



The identification, selection and formation of the sport talent is one of the most  important topic analyzed in several sport disciplines. In the present work we  have used a longitudinal design and a descriptive quantitative methodology to  understand the degree of participation and evolution of women basketball players  in the different levels of the Spanish National team. We used a set of 163  samples and analyzed the relationship in the type of qualitative participation  at different levels.  Results shown a  negative  relationship, with statistical meaning, between the participation in official  competition at young categories against upper levels. That is, those women  players that play at high level in young categories did not arrived to play in  the absolute Spanish National team in official competition at high  level.

Keywords: Basketball, Performance, Rendimiento, Talent Identification, Women.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: July 01, 2008