2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Relationship of anthropometric characteristics on agility among Kashmir division basketball players
Author(s): Waseem Raja Mir
The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of anthropometric characteristics on agility of elite boys Basketball players. To achieve this purpose fifty (n=50) basketball boys who were participate zone level competition were randomly selected as subjects from various schools in Kashmir division, India, and their age ranged from 12 to 15 years. The subjects had past playing experiences of at least one year in basketball and only those who represented their respective school team. The predictor variables selected were body height, sitting height, lower limb length, upper limb length, biacromial breadth and bitrochanteric breadth, Arm length, forearm length, thigh circumferences, medial calf circumferences, abdominal girth, leg lengths, and sum of skin folds(SUM OF SKF) respectively. In addition, the subject carried out agility T-test and zig zag agility drill (dependent variables) .The agility which was taken as the performance factor was subjectively assessed by qualified basketball coaches. The collected data was subjected to statistical analysis explained below. Mean and standard deviation were calculated for each of the selected variables. Based on the results of research we can assume that body weight, height, length of individual limbs cannot affected the kinematic and dynamics of rapid and complex movement (agility). A significant negative influence of the sum of skin fold on the results of all two variables is expected.
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How to cite this article:
Waseem Raja Mir. Relationship of anthropometric characteristics on agility among Kashmir division basketball players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):434-436.