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Relationship of Selected Motor Fitness Variables to Playing Ability in Hockey | Original Article

Deepti Shukla*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Games and sport are a popular pastime for the young and old, for boys and girls and men and women. Sports are as old as the human society and it has achieved universal status in the modern society. Hockey is a game of masterful and skill and deception and concentration. Hockey is a dynamic fluid, team game played both sexes. The purpose of this study was to find out the relationship of selected motor fitness variables to playing ability in is hypothesized that there would be significant relationship with selected motor fitness variables such as muscular power, agility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and speed to playing ability in hockey. 30 female hockey players between 14-16 years of age were selected as subject for the purpose of this study. These players who have at least represented Uttar Pradesh and are still plating competitive hockey. The coach has graded each individual player out of 10 points, which measured subject playing ability. Administrating various tests for the chosen variables collected the necessary data. The motor fitness variables and playing ability variables were conducted at madan mohan malviya stadium, prayagraj.