2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Correlation between anthropometric characteristics and playing ability of university level male basketball players
Author(s): Jasbir Singh and Dr. Pritam Singh
The purpose of the study was to determine the correlation between anthropometric characteristics and playing ability of university level male Basketball players. For this purpose, a total of 250 male Basketball players were chosen from the Universities of Northern India. The purposive sampling method was used to select the sample. The subjects were tested for their anthropometric characteristics and Basketball playing ability. For anthropometry, the variables such as Upper arm length, Lower arm Length, Total arm length, Hand length, Hand span, Upper Leg Length, Lower Leg Length, Total leg length, Upper Arm Circumference, Forearm Circumference, Thigh Circumference, Calf Circumference, Biacromial Diameter, Wrist Diameter, Biceps Skinfold, Suprailiac Skinfold, Subscapular Skinfold and Triceps Skinfold. For playing ability, AAHPERD Basketball skill test was used. Results revealed that all the anthropometric characteristics were related to the Basketball playing ability except Triceps skinfolds and Subscapular skinfolds. It can be concluded from the study that anthropometric characteristics play important role in Basketball performance.
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