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The purpose of the study was to analyze the sports achievement motivation among basketball players at three different playing positions. The players were selected from the affiliated colleges of Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai, India. Among the players, 50 novice players which include 20 guards, 20 forwards and 10 center players and 50 experienced players which include 20 guards, 20 forwards and 10 center players were selected as subjects. Those who have participated first time in the intercollegiate tournaments were considered as novice players and those who have participated more than first time in the intercollegiate tournaments were considered as experienced players. The statistical techniques included descriptive statistics and factorial ANOVA. According to the findings, experienced basketball players have a higher level of sports achievement motivation than novice players.
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