Relationship of Football Playing Ability with Selected Motor Fitness Components

The present study was conducted to examine the relationship of football playing ability with selected motor fitness components. For this 30 male football players were selected from Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (C.G.) and their age ranged from 22-28 years. McDonald soccer skill test was used to assess the football playing abilities of the selected subjects. The selected motor fitness: agility, reaction time and speed test were measured by conducting shuttle run test, nelson foot reaction time test and 50M dash run test. Mean and Standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics. Pearson Product Moment Coefficient of correlation with significant level at 0.05 was used to examine the correlations between football playing ability with agility, balance, leg strength and speed. The statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS 16.0 version. The findings of the present study showed that there was significant relationship found in agility, reaction time and speed in correlation with playing ability of football players of Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (C.G.).
Key Word:  Agility, Reaction Time, Speed, Mcdonald Soccer Skill Test and Football Players.
Author: Dr. Ratnesh Singh & Inder Kerketta
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