Title

Women’s and Men’s Basketballs: Do they Make a Difference?

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Chair

Natalie DeWitt

Session Title

Health/ Physical Education/Exercise Science Poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Brian Caster

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Changing the size of boy’s and girl’s basketballs is a common practice once children get older. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between men’s basketballs and women’s basketballs to see if the size actually makes a difference in shot accuracy. Six college students shot a men’s basketball, a women’s basketball and a kid’s basketball in order to test the differences between shot accuracy, flight time of the ball, and body angles. We found only minimal differences between all of the basketball sizes, which could mean for college aged students different sized basketballs might not make a difference.

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May 29th, 9:00 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

Women’s and Men’s Basketballs: Do they Make a Difference?

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Changing the size of boy’s and girl’s basketballs is a common practice once children get older. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between men’s basketballs and women’s basketballs to see if the size actually makes a difference in shot accuracy. Six college students shot a men’s basketball, a women’s basketball and a kid’s basketball in order to test the differences between shot accuracy, flight time of the ball, and body angles. We found only minimal differences between all of the basketball sizes, which could mean for college aged students different sized basketballs might not make a difference.