Correlation of physical fitness with basketball playing ability of university players
Omprakash Gangey, Kunvar Singh
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to find out relationship between selected physical fitness variables and Basketball playing ability of basketball players.
Selection of Subjects: 20 Basketball players were selected from department of Physical Education (Basketball Specialization group) Bilaspur Chhattisgarh. The age was ranging between 19-25 years. The mean and SD of age of Basketball players was 22.15 and 1.98.
Selection of variables: Under independent variables researcher has selected physical fitness (speed, Agility, flexibility, grip strength) and Basketball playing ability was selected as dependent variables..
Statistical technique: To find out correlation between Independent Variables (Physical fitness variables) and Dependent Variable (Basketball Playing ability), descriptive statistics and Product Moment Method of correlation was used. The data were analyzed by the SPSS 16.0 software. Level of significance was set at 0.05.
Results and Conclusion: The correlation values of Speed (-.898), Agility (-.702), Flexibility (.848) and Grip Strength (.803) were found significant in relation to the Basketball playing ability of Basketball players. The correlation On the basis of findings of this study this may be due to the fact that the ultimate playing ability of Basketball players depends on the selected physical fitness variables (Speed, Agility, Flexibility and Grip Strength).