2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Correlation of goalkeeping performance in relation to anthropometric and physical fitness variables in field hockey
Author(s): Kalaiselvan R and Dr. P Rajinikumar
The purpose of the study was to predict the field hockey goalkeeping performance in relation to their anthropometric and physical fitness variables. To achieve the purpose of this study, fifteen Inter-Collegiate goalkeepers were selected as subjects from Chennai and age group was ranged from 19 to 25 years. The height, arm length, agility and flexibility were selected as independent variables. The overall goalkeeping performance of the goalkeeper was measured using the 10 point scale which consists of five penalty shootout. Each goalkeeper was given five trials only. The successful trials of each goalkeeper were digitized and analyzed by taking the mean values. The selected anthropometric variables height was measured in centimeters by stadiometer and arm length was measured in centimeters by steel tape. The selected physical fitness variables agility was measured in seconds by agility and flexibility was measured in centimeters by flexibility test. The collected data were statistically analyzed by using Pearson product moment correlation and the level of significance was fixed at 0.05 level. It was concluded that the flexibility, height and arm length has significant and positive correlation with performance of goalkeeper significant at 0.05 level. Agility has negatively significant correlated with performance in goalkeeper at 0.05 level.
Pages: 1380-1381 | 169 Views 14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kalaiselvan R and Dr. P Rajinikumar. Correlation of goalkeeping performance in relation to anthropometric and physical fitness variables in field hockey. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 1380-1381.