Comparison of the effect of game based on educational method and traditional approach on the performance of selected basketball skills

Keywords: game, educational method, traditional practice, basketball, performance


Background and Study Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the game based on educational method and traditional approach on the performance of selected basketball skills. Materials : The type of research was semi-experimental one. Participants included 30 adolescent girls who were divided into two groups based on the game-based practice (15) and traditional training (15) build on the pre-test scores. Both groups performed the intervention program for 8 weeks and each week for three 60-minute sessions. Then, a post-test was performed and the data were analyzed using SPSS 21 software at a significance level of 0.05. Results: The results showed that both educational method and traditional approach groups had a significant improvement in basketball performance; there was no improvement in basketball dribbling performance in both groups. However, in the performance test, game based on educational method group had a significant improvement compared to the traditional practice one. Conclusion: The results suggest that using a game-based educational method can significantly increase the important factors of basketball performance in youth, which can move into more complex situations.


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Author Biographies

P. Ghanati, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Urmia University
MA student of Motor Behavior; (Corresponding Author); West Azerbaijan Province, 24، Urmia Lake Bridge, Iran
H. MohammadZadeh, Department of Physical Education and Motor Behavior, Urmia University
Prof., West Azerbaijan Province, 24، Urmia Lake Bridge, Iran


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Ghanati P, MohammadZadeh H. Comparison of the effect of game based on educational method and traditional approach on the performance of selected basketball skills. Physical education of students. 2018;22(4):175-81.