Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Relationship of selected motor fitness components to field goal speed of intercollegiate basketball male players
Author(s): Dr. Sudhakara G
Abstract: Back ground of the study: The main purpose of the present study was to investigate relationship of selected motor fitness components to field goal speed of inter-collegiate basketball male players. For this purpose the researcher selected 20 basketball male players from Shri Devi group of educational institutions. Tumkur (Karnataka) and those players who represented this institution at inter collegiate tournament and age ranged from 18-25 years. The selected motor fitness: agility was measured by applying the 10x4 yard shuttle run test and recorded in seconds; Reaction time for finger and foot was measured by applying the nelson finger and foot reaction time test and recorded in seconds; Speed was measured by applying the 50 yard dash run test and recorded in seconds, Arm and shoulder strength measured by with the help of push up test recorded in counts, Flexibility (hip and trunk) measured by with the help of modified sit and reach test recorded in centimeters. Explosive power (leg power) measured by with the help of vertical jump test recorded centimeters. And field goal speed was measured by applying the Johnson field goal speed test and recorded in counts. The data collected was tested with Pearson Product Moment Coefficient of correlation with the significant level at 0.05 was used to investigate the correlations between selected motor fitness components to field goal speed. The all statistical analyzed was using MS Excel and SPSS 16.0 version. The results of the study indicates that there was significant relationship found in agility, reaction time (foot) and speed in correlation between field goal speed ability and there was insignificant correlation found between reaction time (finger), arm and shoulder strength, flexibility (hip and trunk), vertical jump (leg power) and field goal speed ability of Shri Devi group of educational institutions. Tumkur (Karnataka) inter collegiate basketball male players.