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Impact of Sound on the Performance of Basketball Free Throw

Agris Galvanovskis, Pauls Gustavs Miglinieks, Rihards Parandjuks
University of Latvia, Latvia

Abstract. Various factors determine the quality of basketball and the overall result. The game consists of different situations – three-point shots, rebounds, and many more. In intense games, free throws play a decisive role in determining the winning team. The player has the opportunity to prepare for their performance. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, many basketball games occur without spectators and, therefore, without additional noise. The study’s authors analyzed the statistics of free throws in Euroleague and National Basketball Association games – with and without spectators. The study’s authors emphasize significant trends in exploring the world’s strongest leagues. The accuracy of tree throws better in games when the presence of visitors is not allowed. The presented free throw statistics confirm that the players could take a free throw better without additional psychological stress.
A pilot study with ten respondents was also conducted. As part of this, the basketball players took free throw shots with and without an additional external sound effect. The presented results showed that it is possible to take a free throw more accurately without sound. The statistical data collection method and the performance of basketball free throw tests were used within the research framework. Data was compiled with the Microsoft Exel program.

Keywords: basketball, free throws, sound effect, sports, sports coach

In: Human, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2022. Proceedings of Scientific Papers = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2022. Rakstu krājums
Riga, University of Latvia, 2022. 1135 p. Ed. L. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-18-911-1