The development of a strength training program for collegiate basketball players based on a survey study of colleges with prestigious basketball programs
This study developed a strength training program for collegiate basketball players. The study was based on the hypothesis that coaches of prestigious collegiate basketball teams and a review of the literature would advocate that strength training be incorporated into the conditioning of basketball players. A questionnaire addressing issues specifically related to the strength training of basketball players was formulated. This survey was sent to the universities whose basketball teams ranked highest in the nation during the 1980-1981 seasons according to the final Associated Press poll. Findings and conclusions indicated that a strength training program should be incorporated into the conditioning of basketball players. A systematized program was developed to insure efficiency and effectiveness.