The study was conducted to investigate the influence of four conative characteristics on the performance elements of basketball games implemented in the teaching of sport and physical education students in high school. A sample of 151 respondents was described by four variables for the assessment of conative characteristics and three variables to assess the situation – motor skills in basketball. When collecting data were used battery of tests F 18 PF and objectified / standard tests for situational motor abilities of students. The influence of conative variables set on the set of variables to assess specific motor skills (basketball), was estimated using regression analysis. The results suggest that there is partial correlation between conative and situational-motor abilities of students (performing elements of basketball games, realized in the teaching of sport and physical education students in high school).