2021, Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part C
Exploration study on the characteristics of selected anthropometric and motor fitness variables of successful and less successful football playersAuthor(s):
Dr. Gautam Singh and Dr. Vijay Bahadur Singh BishtAbstract:
The purpose of the present study was to understand the selected Anthropometric and Motor Fitness variables that contributed to the classification of Football players as successful and less successful. One hundred and sixty five (165) male football players from universities comprised of 3 successful and six less successful from among those participated in the All India Inter University football tournament organised during December, 2019, were selected as subjects with an informed consent. The age of the selected subjects ranged from 18 through 25 years. The selected subjects were categorized as successful team players (N = 58) and less successful team players (N = 107) based on their team’s tournament standings. The Anthropometric measurements and Motor Fitness variables were assessed utilizing calibrated instruments, standardized methods, procedures and tests. The experimental design used in this study was stratified group design involving convenient sampling. Discriminant analysis was performed to analyze the data collected using SPSS. In all cases the level of confidence was fixed at 0.05 for significance. The results show that statistically significant difference on calf girth, leg length, explosive strength and speed endurance among soccer players with different levels of achievement success. Yet, discriminant equation with inclusion 4 of 16 independent variables (Anthropometric and Motor Fitness Variables) in computing the equation as: D = – 43.504 + 0.125 (Calf girth) + 0.231 (Explosive strength) – 2.104 (Speed) + 3.023 (Speed endurance), and consequently it implies that soccer players with the potential for success can be predetermined as it is predominantly influenced by selected Anthropometric and Motor Fitness variables. Pages: 215-217 | 28 Views 3 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Dr. Gautam Singh, Dr. Vijay Bahadur Singh Bisht. Exploration study on the characteristics of selected anthropometric and motor fitness variables of successful and less successful football players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(2):215-217.