Relationship of Selected Anthropometric Measurement with the Performance of Basketball Players of Faridabad District (Haryana)

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Satish & Anangpal (Research Scholars) Singhania University
Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Sharma (Research Supervisor) - Singhania University TITLE OF THE RESEARCH STUDY: Relationship of selected anthropometric measurement with the performance of basketball players of Faridabad district (Haryana) Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between anthropometric measurements to the playing ability in basketball (Jonshon’s Basketball test). 50 male and 50 female basketball national level players of Faridabad District (Haryana state) were selected as subject for the purpose of this study. Present study exhibited the insignificant relationship with field goal speed test (basketball playing ability) and with throw for accuracy at the chosen level but the value of product moment correlation is quite higher which may be understood that the size of body may contribute to basketball playing ability when combined with other variables. Finding of study show the insignificant relationship between body weight and basketball playing ability which may be attribute to the fact that basketball players do not require bulky body which may hidden the performance of the players. The findings reveal that insignificant relationship exist between let length and Field ball speed test and dribble test (basketball playing ability) no significant relationship was found with throw ball accuracy. It is because of the fact that a leg with a good length but without explosive strength to be contributing factors for speed and jumping ability which is required for performing with in basketball game. In case of field goal speed test ,throw for accuracy of playing ability there was a significant difference between the Thigh girth (anthropometric measurement) as the calculated value (20.1864)(0.2445) was greater than the table value (0.195) at 0.05 level of significance and no significant relationship was found with dribble test. In case of field goal speed test, throw for accuracy of playing ability there was a significant difference between the calf girth (anthropometric measurement) as the calculated value (0.3440)(0.2490) was greater than the table value (0.195) at 0.05 level of significance and no significant relationship was found with dribble test. In case of field goal speed test and dribble test of playing ability there was a significant difference between the Arm girth (anthropometric measurement) as the calculated value (0.4096)(0.4685) was greater than the table value (0.195) at 0.05 level of significance and no significant relationship was found with throw for accuracy. Arm with a good length can be contributing factor for some of the basketball skill such as long passes; shooting etc. but without good strength can be contributing factor for basketball playing ability. The data was analyzed by using Pearson’s product moment correlation (r) for assessing the relationship of basketball playing ability to selected variable of anthropometric measurement. Key words: Jonshon’s Basketball Test, Goal Speed Test, Dribble Test, Throw for Accuracy. Introduction

Modern age is characterized by the progress, which is being made in all fields. Every individual is engaged in a race to excel others. As in other fields, it is equally true in the field of games and sports. Scientific investigations into performances of sportsmen are playing an increasingly important role in the training of athletes in a scientific way to attain excellence in performances in different spheres of sports. Basketball has gained tremendous popularity worldwide because of its dynamic characteristics as a team sport [19].In this ball game, players generally are to cover about 4500-5000m during the 40-min game which requires a variety of multidirectional movements, e.g. running, dribbling, shuffling of positions and jumping [13]. It has been well-established that specific physical characteristics or an anthropometric profile indicate whether a player would be...
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