The purpose of this study is was to evaluate the possible relationships between selected anthropometric parameters and motor abilities among the school children’s.
Sample: The sample of the present research work was selected from Govt Boys School Mansa of Mansa district (Punjab) a sample of 40 students were taken from the age group of 10-14 years.
Tools: Height was measured by using Portable stadiometer to the nearest 0.5cm.
Leg Length: The straight distance between head of the femur and lateral malleolus of fibula. Leg length was measured by anthropometric rod in centimetres to the nearest 0.5cm.
Age: Age of the students was verified from the school record.
Weight: Weight was assessed to the nearest 0.1 kg using a certified electronic scale.
Foot length: It represents the straight distance directly from pternion to acropodion when the foot is stretched, sliding calliper was used for the measurement.
Standing Broad Jump: The athlete stands behind a line marked on the ground with feet slightly apart. A two foot take-off and landing is used, with swinging of the arms and bending of the knees to provide forward drive. The subject attempts to jump as far as possible, landing on both feet without falling backwards. Three attempts are allowed. Record the longest distance jumped, the best of three attempts. Steel tape was used to measure the distance and the same was recorded in centimetres to the nearest 0.5cm.
Statistical Analysis: To determine whether the relationship among the research variables exists or not, Pearson Product correlation method was applied.
Results: Results reveals that moderate positive correlation exist between leg length and standing broad jump. A weak positive correlation exists between height, weight and foot length. The correlation between age and standing broad jump is positive and is directly proportional.
Conclusion: Anthropometric measurements help in talent identification among children’s.