There were no apparent differences between all athletes in terms of weight, height, age and BMI (Table 1) since both skewness and kurtosis ranged between ± 3.

 

(Table 1) Anthropometric homogeneity of investigated subjects

 

Mean ± SD

Skewness

Kurtosis

Age (year)

18.8 ± 0.63

.132

.179

Height (cm)

169 ± 1.41

-2.100

-.738

Weight (kg)

69.1 ± 1.37

.104

-1.169

 

Training basketball program lead to increased skills with remarkable significant difference in results (p< 01) of shooting skills.  There was a tendency of improved skill of passing from/to another player but did not significant. Results before program compared to that obtained after program are represented in table (2).   (Table 2) Difference between basketball skills for investigated sujects (before training program compared to after program)     Mean ± SD           Before After t p Significance   Defense/obstacle 5.5 ± 1.35 6.3 ± 1.06 -1.809 .104 NS   Passing to/from 6.6 ± 1.17 7.6 ± 0.84 -1.936 .085 NS   shooting (shooting circle) 5.8 ± 0.92 6.9 ± 0.74 -3.973 .003 S   Shooting (running) 6.1 ± 1.1 7.4 ± 0.84 -2.512 .033 S   Although miRNA levels increased numerically after the training program in resting, there were no significant differences in results. Effort results are increased after program with significant increase in ratio of miRNA levels indicating adaptation of skeletal muscles to the training program (Table 3).   (Table 3) Difference between microRNA-206 levels for investigated subjects (before training program compared to after program)   Mean ± SD         Before After t p Significance miRNA rest 607.3 ± 136.59 622.2 ± 112.83 -.999 .344 NS miRNA effort 677.6 ± 108.19 852.8 ± 116.73 -6.155 .000 S Ratio increased 1.13 ± 0.09 1.39 ± 0.15 -7.237 .000 S