A study on prediction of playing ability in badminton from selected anthropometrical physical and physiological characteristics among inter collegiate players
Badminton being a highly explosive sport, involves a unique movement technique and strength over a relatively small court area. The purpose of the study was to develop prediction equation from the selected anthropometrical, physical and physiological characteristics among State level players. To achieve the purpose of the study, eighty four male Badminton players who have played at the state level were randomly selected as the subjects. The age of the selected subjects ranged from 19 to 23 years of age. The height, weight, arm length, leg length, forearm girth, wrist girth, calf girth and hand length were taken as the anthropometrical variables, agility, flexibility, leg explosive power, leg explosive strength and speed were selected as the physical variables and breath holding time, resting heart rate and peak expiratory flow rate were taken as the physiological variables. All the data was collected by using the standardised equipments and tests. The Pearson’s Product Moment Coefficient of correlation was computed to determine the relationship between playing ability and selected criterion variables and respective linear predictive models (stepwise argument selection) was developed. From the analysis of data, it was concluded that agility, leg explosive power, leg explosive strength, height, leg length, arm length, wrist girth, breath holding time and weight becomes the common anthropometrical, physical and physiological characteristics to be required for the state level Badminton players.
Omveer. A study on prediction of playing ability in badminton from selected anthropometrical physical and physiological characteristics among inter collegiate players. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 50-54