Relationship of Selected Anthropometric Measurement with the Performance of Basketball Players of Faridabad District (Haryana)

2387 Words Nov 25th, 2011 10 Pages
Satish & Anangpal (Research Scholars) Singhania University
Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Sharma (Research Supervisor) - Singhania University
TITLE OF THE RESEARCH STUDY: Relationship of selected anthropometric measurement with the performance of basketball players of Faridabad district (Haryana)
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between anthropometric measurements to the playing ability in basketball (Jonshon’s Basketball test). 50 male and 50 female basketball national level players of Faridabad District (Haryana state) were selected as subject for the purpose of this study. Present study exhibited the insignificant relationship with field goal speed test (basketball playing ability) and with throw for
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Some anthropometric characteristics, e.g. length and breadth measurements, are genetically determined and can hardly be changed with the effects of a training program. Various anthropometric characteristics were found to be closely associated with excellent performances [28]. In endurance games like basketball, a number of anthropometric variables have been reported to have an effect on endurance performance: body weight [6, 32], BMI [18], body fat [18], length of the upper leg [36],length of limbs [21], height [6, 26], thigh girth [36], total skin folds [6] and skin fold thickness of the lower limbs [4, 25].Although the game of basketball was invented and developed in North America, it has become one of the most popular sports around the globe [42]. During competitions and practice sessions, players are to involve in heavy schedules, which requires careful short- and long-term planning of their training programs [42]. Several studies have examined the relationships between the anthropometric characteristics of basketball players [1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 22, 24, 29, 30, 40 ]. It was reported that top teams’ players were taller and had a longer arm span compared with bottom teams’ players who took part in 1994 Women’s World Basketball Championship [42]. Greek

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