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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part C

Relationship of selected anthropometric measurements and strength to kicking ability of soccer player


Author(s): Prof. Dilip W. Maleka

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship of leg length, thigh firth, calf girth, leg strength and abdominal strength to kicking ability for distance in soccer. The researcher has expected some significant contributions of this study in the field of Soccer. The result of this study would indicate the relationship of selected parameters to the kicking ability for distance. The finding of this study would assist in designing a suitable training programme to improve the kicking ability. For the present study the data were collected on Football players of S.G.B. Amravati University Amravati, Inter collegiate Football Tournament, were selected as subject. The age of the subjects was ranging from 18-28 years and minimum achievements of the subjects were at least intercollegiate level participant. To find out the relationship in between dependent and independent variables the research scholar selected the test. For the present study the subject by adopting a simple random group design. The Statistical analyses of data pertaining to the study The performance on the tests of kicking ability for distance, Leg length, thigh girth, calf girth, explosive leg strength and abdominal strength were recorded as described in the preceding chapter. For the purpose to determine the significant relationship between the performance of kicking ability for distance, to leg length, thigh girth, calf girth, explosive leg strength and abdominal strength, coefficient of correlation were computed. The level of significance to check the relationship obtained by Pearson’s product moment correlation was set .05 levels. Which was considered appropriate because the research processes adopted did not involve highly sophisticated equipment, demanding the application of more strength levels of significance. While using the product moment correlation a value of 0.273 was needed of being significant at .05 level of confidence for (N-2) 48 degrees of freedom. An analysis abdominal strength had significantly correlation to kicking ability (r=0.299) were statistically significant as the value obtained were much higher than the tabulated value (0.273) required, to be significant at 0.05 level with 48 degree of freedom. explosive leg strength had significantly correlated to kicking ability (r=0.369) which statistically significant with higher value than the tabulated value (0.273). calf girth of soccer players group was significantly correlated to kicking ability (r= 0.187) which was not statistically significant as the value obtained were much less than the tabulated value (0.273) with 0.05 significant level. thigh girth of soccer players group was significantly correlated to kicking ability (r= 0.183) which was not statistically significant as the value obtained were much less than the tabulated value (0.273) with 0.05 significant level.leg length had significantly correlated to kicking ability (r=0.353) which statistically significant with higher value than the tabulated value (0.273).

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How to cite this article:
Prof. Dilip W. Maleka. Relationship of selected anthropometric measurements and strength to kicking ability of soccer player. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;1(4):120-123.
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