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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part A

A study of somatotype differences in basketball players playing at different positions


Author(s): Gururaj Puranik and Dr. Gajanan Prabhu B

Abstract: Purpose of the study was to test whether under-14, under-16, under-18 and above-18 age group guards, forwards and centers significantly differ in their somatotype. Basketball guards (N=50) forwards (N=50) and centers (N=50) a total of 150 players served as subjects of the study. Height, weight, two width measurements, three girth measurements, four skin folds were measured. Heath-Carter somatotype method (1980) was used to convert the data to somatotype ratings. To measure the difference between the groups Special Analysis of Variance (SANOVA) statistical technique was used. Results revealed that guards, forwards and centers in the age group of under-14, under-16 and under-18 significantly differed in their somatotype. Players playing in different positions in the bove-18 age group didn’t significantly differ in their somatotype. The implications of results are discussed.

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How to cite this article:
Gururaj Puranik, Dr. Gajanan Prabhu B. A study of somatotype differences in basketball players playing at different positions. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(4):52-56.
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