purpose of this study was to investigate the preferential
individual offensive strategies of male Taiwanese collegiate
students. A self-designed questionnaire was utilized to evaluate
students' perception on offensive strategies. Subjects were
asked to select top-5 preferential strategies from nine choices
as they were put at specific spots based on the role of a
position. Among the 185 completed surveys, the number of valid
surveys was 163 that yielded a 78% return-rate. The statistical
methods for analyses included descriptive statistics and Chi-square
analyses. The alpha level was set at .05. Based on the results
of Chi-square, there were significant differences existed
among subjects' choices on offensive strategies (p<0.05).
No significant differences (p<0.05) were found when subjects'
choices were compared at different side of blocks. The descriptive
analyses indicated that the number-one offensive choice at
the both sides of low post area for center, power forward,
and point guard were "pivoting", "screening",
and "catching the ball", respectively. The favorite
offensive strategies of small forward and shooting guard were
"catching the ball" and "getting open"
at the right block, and their choices were simply switched
at the other block. At the top of the key, the number-one
offensive choice for center, power forward, small forward,
shooting guard and point guard were "setting screen",
"pivoting", "getting open", "getting
open", and "catching the ball", respectively.
Apparently, subjects' top-three choices on offensive strategies
had clearly demonstrated the common mentalities that were
instructed by many basketball coaches. However, since "shooting"
was not a top-3 choice at any spot for any role, coaches may
need to encourage students to take more shots.