The main objective of this study was to compare the selected anthropometric measurements between football and volleyball elite players of Sri Lanka.
Aim of The Study: To compare the selected anthropometric measurements between football and volleyball elite male players of Sri Lanka.
Methods: The sample consists of forty athletes N=40 (Age ranged between 18-32 mean value and SD was 24.02 ± 3.03 years). Out of which twenty N=20 Football elite male athletes their age mean value and SD was (24.05 ± 3.28 years) and other twenty N=20 volleyball elite male athletes their age mean value and SD was (24.0 ± 2.89 years). They were the members of the Sri Lankan national team camp during preparation for their international competition in Colombo 2017. Anthropometric measurements namely; standing height, body weight, arm length, upper arm girth, forearm girth, thigh girth, calf girth, chest girth, and leg length were selected for this study.
Result and Discussion: To determine the significant differences of anthropometric measurements, the data was analyzed by applying independent t - test in order to determine the anthropometric differences between the football and volleyball male athletes, 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance.
Conclusions: The results showed that there was significant difference in the selected nine anthropometric measurements between football and volleyball athletes, and not found significant difference in one measurement.