Impact of Physical Characteristics On Performance Related Fitness Variables of Footballers and Basketballers of Suzhou University, China
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Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education
The study investigated the impact of physical characteristics on performance related fitness variables of basketballers and footballers of Suzhou University, China. The participants were fifty-seven players (34 footballers and 23 basketballers). Their ages ranged from 20-26 years. They were randomly selected from the football and basketball players in the University. Data were collected on age, height, body weight, reaction time, and 50m dash using a stopwatch for timing the participants and standardised modified long form International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ, 2003). Two hypotheses were tested at 0.05, level of significance. Mean, standard deviation and t-test were used. to analyse the data. There was a significant difference in the performance related variable of reaction time of participants while there was no significant difference in the performance-related variable of 50m dash. Coaches should put body physique into consideration when selecting the players that would represent them in competitions so as to enhance better performance in their players.
Physical Fitness , Reaction Time , Speed , Body Physique , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Otinwa, G.O., Esan, J.A., Onwuama, M.A.C.,& Ajibola, G.S. (2015). Impact of Physical Characteristics On Performance Related Fitness Variables of Footballers and Basketballers of Suzhou University, China. Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education . 2(1). 80-85