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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part E

Comparison of coordinative and proprioceptive abilities among selected team games


Author(s): Dr. Gayatri Pandey, Jayashree Acharya and Vivek Pandey

Abstract: Dynamic balance is one of the greatest physical predictors of athletic success which measured by proprioception and coordination (BMS 1.0, 2008). Balance exercises are facilitate proprioception pathways under competitive circumstances effectively (Hanney, 2000) [3] and possibly reduce the time between neural stimuli and muscular response (Zachazewski et al., 1996). This research compares the coordinative and proprioceptive abilities of hockey and football players. Thirty male subjects (15 each), age ranged between 17 to 23 years (mean ± SD; 20±1.15 years) and weight 67±3.22kgs were selected randomly. Foot eye coordination and proprioception were assessed by using the sensbalance software v2 system where the subjects were asked for controlled and precise movement along the front-back & left-right axis and in proprioception, test was conducted in two parts (to move to a target point with visual feedback & without visual feedback). Hand-eye coordination was assessed by Vienna test system (Test form S1- 10 minutes). The two-sample t-test was applied and level of significance is set at 0.05. The mean and SD of hockey and football players on foot-eye coordination were 6.89±1.80 & 4.03±1.20; on proprioception 8.16±3.54 & 8.95±5.43 and on hand-eye coordination were 27.53±7.22 & 19.20±2.84 respectively. The obtained t value in foot-eye coordination and hand-eye coordination is 5.10 and 3.71, which is greater than the required value of 1.70 at 0.05 (28 df), thus signifying the difference between hockey and football players. No significant difference was observed in the factor of proprioception t.05 (28) = (.470). The above findings clearly indicate that the footballers were better on foot-eye coordination whereas hockey players had an upper hand in hand-eye coordination. Proprioception as an ability is required by both the sport group athlete thus signifying the requirement of the nature of sport.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Gayatri Pandey, Jayashree Acharya and Vivek Pandey. Comparison of coordinative and proprioceptive abilities among selected team games. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2020; 7(3): 261-264.
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