Gonzalo-Skok, O; Arjol-Serrano, J.L; Suárez-Arrones, L. (2014). Impact of a warm-up and different small sided games drills on jump performance in elite young basketball players. Journal of Sport and Health Research. 6(1):87-98.



Aim: The aim of the present study was to analyze the impact of a warm-up and different small sided basketball games drills on vertical jump (SV) performance. 

Methods: 7 young elite basketball players were assessed. 9 SV measurements were done throughout one basketball training: 2 previously to basketball training (pre- and post- warm up), 4 during the first training phase (4 small sided games drills), 1 after 30 min of technical training, 1 after 60 min of technical training (end of training) and 1 after 20 min post-training. 

Results: Reliability results were optimal. SV measurements after general warm-up, 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and 30 min post-technical training were substantially better than prior to the commencement of general warm-up. Substantial differences were also found after 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and 30 min of technical training in comparison to the end of training and after 20 min post-training. An inverse and large correlation (r=-0.7) between peak jump height and the percentage (%) of height loss from peak jump height to final measurement was reflected. 


Conclusions: A warm-up with high intensity actions addressed to improve muscular activation is able to increase jump height in basketball players. CMJ height loss should not be a good means to assess fatigue or tiredness produced by performing high intensity small sided games drills (4 min) in elite young basketball players whereas it could be used to measure the lack of muscular activation.





Training control, muscle activation, CMJ, team sports. 


Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009