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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part C

The relationship of selected motor ability variables to performance of sub-junior national male Kabaddi players


Author(s): Madegowda T.B, Dr. C Venkatesh

Abstract: Introduction: Kabaddi is a traditional game played with minor variations in all regions of India. It requires tremendous physical stamina, agility, individual proficiency, neuromuscular coordination, lung capacity, quick reflexes, intelligence and presence of mind on the part of both attackers and defenders. To meet the criteria for any level performance, Motor abilities demands on Kabaddi are continuously increased. No prediction study of Kabaddi playing ability in Motor ability variables among sub junior National Kabaddi players was conducted. The purpose of the study was to predict the performance of Kabaddi players from selected Motor ability variables. Objectives: a) To assess the relationship between selected Motor ability variables and performance among Kabaddi players and b) To know which Motor ability variables majorly predict game performance among Kabaddi players. Methodology: To achieve this purpose, 60 sub junior Kabaddi players who have participated in the Sub-Junior National Championship representing their respective States such as Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu were selected randomly. The age of the subjects ranged from 15-16 years. In the present study motor ability variables Muscular Endurance of Arm, Abdominal Muscular Endurance, Explosive Power of Arms, Explosive Power of Legs, Running Speed, Cardio-Respiratory Endurance, Stretch Ability of Legs, Extent-Flexibility of Trunk, Agility and Dynamic Balance were selected. The data collected has been tabulated and analyzed with the help of statistical techniques viz., mean, standard deviation, coefficient of correlation, multiple correlation and regression equation to develop the prediction equations for assessing the performance of Kabaddi players. Results: Among Motor Ability variables Muscular Endurance, Abdominal Muscular Endurance, Explosive Power of Arms, Explosive Power of Legs, Stretch Ability of Legs, Extent Flexibility of Trunk and Dynamic Balance variables were positively and significantly related to performance. Only four Motor Ability variables-Dynamic Balance, Flexibility of Trunk, Stretch Ability of Legs and Muscular Endurance of Arms were found to be the best predictors of game performance. The researcher also found the significant differences in the selected variables among Kabaddi players with different state players.

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How to cite this article:
Madegowda T.B, Dr. C Venkatesh. The relationship of selected motor ability variables to performance of sub-junior national male Kabaddi players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(3):378-380.
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