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Performance Physical Fitness Components as Predictors of Kho-Kho Performance Ability

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 1-3, November,23 (2016)

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the selected performance physical fitness components to evaluate the performance ability of male kho-kho players. The data was collected from 120 male players of Junior National Level representation of Andhra Pradesh state were selected. The age group of the players were ranged from 18 years to 20 years. The selected performance physical fitness components are Speed (50Mts Sprint), Muscular power (Standing Broad Jump), Muscular Endurance (Bent knee sit-ups), Cardio Vascular Endurance (600 yard dash), Reaction Ability (Reaction ability test), Speed Endurance (300 Mts run), Agility (10x4-shuttle-run), Flexibility (Wrist and Ankle Flexibility). Investigation was carried out using Pearsonís Product Moment Correlation method which was set at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that a significant relationship on kho-kho performance ability indicate that there was significant relationship was coefficient of correlations of speed component of physical fitness had negative but significant correlations with playing ability of kho-kho players at 5% level. Agility (0.268), Reaction ability (0.195), Speed Endurance (0.183) and ankle flexibility (0.163) had positive and significant correlations with playing ability of kho-kho players at 5% level. Other variables of physical fitness, i.e. muscular strength (-0.104), muscular endurance (-0.14), muscular power (-0.061), cardio-respiratory endurance (0.123) and Ankle flexibility (0.169) have no significant correlation with playing ability of kho-kho players. It suggests that agility, speed, Reaction Ability, Speed Endurance and ankle flexibility have inverse relations with playing ability of kho-kho players.

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