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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part F

Influence of anthropometric measurements on motor performance of hockey players


Author(s): Vileep KS

Abstract: Introduction: In today’s age of scientific knowledge man is making rapid progress in all walks of life and it is a true in the area of games and sports. Sports performance is indeed an aspect of complex human performance, which has several dimensions. Sports scientists often acknowledge that a world-class performance is the result of several factors, advocating a multidimensional approach in studies on talented players. To succeed in sport, players need the optimal combination of technical, tactical, physical, physiological, anthropometric and psychological variables. Indeed, many experts in the field of sports sciences such as coaches, managers and scientists believe that the success of this sport can be associated with anthropometric characteristics of players. Anthropometric measures and motor abilities provide important information about normality of body size, health condition, and body shape. Purpose: To know the influence of anthropometric measurement on motor performance of Hockey players. Methodology: In order to achieve the purpose of the study forty inter-university Hockey male players were selected as the subjects. During universities coaching camp of Karnatak university, Davangere university, Manglore university and Banglore university from the data pertaining to the anthropometric measurements such as height, weight, arm length, fore arm length, leg length, upper arm girth, fore arm girth, chest girth, thigh girth, calf girth, shoulder width, waist width, knee width and motor performances such as flexibility, reaction time, balance, agility, leg power and tested with ‘r’ value (correlation) statistical technique to test the hypothesis of the study. Results: The statistical analysis shows coefficient of correlation in influence of anthropometric measurements on motor performance of hockey players. Conclusion: In view of the finding and limitation of the study, the physical qualities such as flexibility, reaction time, balance, agility and leg power are positively correlated with anthropometric measurements of hockey players. The result of the study shows that the selected physical qualities contribute in anthropometric measurements of hockey players.

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How to cite this article:
Vileep KS. Influence of anthropometric measurements on motor performance of hockey players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(2):309-312.
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