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Constructing Norms for selected Physical Fitness Test Battery as a Gauge for Sports Potential among Kabaddi Players

Author Affiliations

  • 1Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, INDIA
  • 2S.D. College, Barnala, Punjab, INDIA
  • 3Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, INDIA

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 2, Issue (7), Pages 8-12, July,23 (2014)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to construct norms for selected physical fitness test battery as a gauge for sports potential among kabaddi players. For the purpose of the present study, sixty (N=60), male kabaddi players of Punjabi University, Patiala between the age group of 18-25 years (Mean � SD: age 22.93�1.53 years, height 174.33�3.53 m, body mass 73.30�3.16kg) volunteered to participate in the study. The Handgrip Strength Test was used to measure Muscular Strength, Vertical Jump Test was used to measure Muscular Power, Chin up Test was used to measure Muscular Endurance, 20 Meter Dash Test was used to measure Running Speed, Illinois Agility Test was used to measure Running Agility, Standing Long Jump Test was used to measure Jumping Ability, Overhead Medicine Ball Throw test was used to measure Throwing Ability, Sit and Reach Flexibility Test was used to measure Flexibility and Stork Balance Stand Test was used to measure Balance. In order to construct the norms, Percentile Scale was used. Further, the scores were classified into five grades i.e., very good, good, average, poor and very poor.

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