International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
2020, Vol. 5, Issue 1
Comparison of reaction ability between soccer and hockey players
Author(s): Dr. Laishram Thambal Singh and L Minlun Singson
Abstract: The objective of the study was to compare the reaction ability between soccer players and hockey players. Forty (40) male players, twenty (20) each from soccer and hockey games who had participated at the university level, age ranging from 18 to 25 years were randomly selected as the subject. To determine the reaction ability, Audio Visual Reaction Timer (Medi system) was used. Ten (10) trials of both Hand Reaction Time (HRT) and Foot Reaction Time (FRT) were given to each participant. Descriptive, t-test and ANOVA statistical techniques were employed and tested at 0.05 level of confidence. Significant differences were found between soccer and hockey players in HRT and FRT on audio and visual signals respectively reaction ability. However, no significant difference was found in HRT and FRT on visual and audio signals respectively. Significant differences among the group means were found and followed by post-hoc test to find out the paired means differences.