2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Positional differences in somatic traits among inter university level male football players
Author(s): Dr Amalesh Adhikari and Dr Krishnendu Pradhan
The present study was aimed to assess and compare the somatic traits of endomorphy, mesomorphy, ectomorphy characteristics of inter university male football players according to their playing positions. The study was carried out 36 male inter university football players from Vidyasagar University, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, aged between 19 to 23 years, who were participated in the East Zone Inter University Football Tournaments (Men) in the year 2015 and 2016 consecutively. Out of 36 players; 05 players were goalkeepers, 11 defenders, 12 midfielders and 08 players were forwards. Their positions in the play field were determined from their positions in the game practices by the chief coach during their coaching camps and also were confirmed by asking them their respective field positions. The Skinfold thickness measurements of all subjects were recorded by Harpenden Skinfold Caliper. Different girths were taken with a steel tape and widths of different body parts measured by using a small Caliper instrument. To assess the somatic traits (endomorphy, mesomorphy and ectomorphy) of all subjects, Heath and Carter (1990) somatotype estimation equations were used. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to observed differences of mean among the positional differences. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The results showed that there were significant differences in Endomorphy character among Goalkeepers with Defender, Midfielder and Forward as well as Midfielder and Forward. Significant differences were found in Mesomorphy character among Goalkeepers with Midfielder and Forward. The findings also revealed that significant differences were found in Ectomorphy character between defender and midfielder as well as midfielder and forward according to their playing positions.
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Dr Amalesh Adhikari, Dr Krishnendu Pradhan. Positional differences in somatic traits among inter university level male football players. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):2131-2133.