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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part B

Analysis of basketball playing ability of elite inter university men players in relation to anthropometric variables among guard players


Author(s): Dr. S Ravi Kumar

Abstract:
This study mainly aims to find out whether there is any relationship between Basketball playing ability and anthropometric variables such as Height, Weight, Arm Length, Arm Span, Upper Arm Girth, Hand Span, Standing Reach, Sitting Height, Leg Length, Thigh girth, Fore arm girth, Shoulder width among elite Inter University men guard players. Fifteen University Basketball players (Guards) from the teams which secured first four places in the South Zone Inter - University Basketball Tournament conducted by Sathyabama University, Chennai during January 2012 were selected as subjects. They were between the age group of 18 to 25 years. Three coaches who are experts in the coaching field assessed the playing abilty of the players. The guidelines for assessment was provided by the investigator. During the league matches, each coach rated the playing ability of the players for 100 marks. The scores given by all the three coaches were added and divided by 3 to make the individual score of the subjects. All the anthropometric variables were measured using standardised equipments. To analyse the relationship between basketball playing ability and anthropometric variables, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation was used. It was inferred that no significant relationship exists between basketball playing ability and anthropometric variables. Hence the hypothesis that there would be significant relationship between basketball playing ability and Anthropometric variables among Guards was rejected.

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Dr. S Ravi Kumar. Analysis of basketball playing ability of elite inter university men players in relation to anthropometric variables among guard players. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(3): 94-96.
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