Jannatul Ferdaus Rickta, Md. Yeasir Arafat, Fatima Tus Johora Mukta and Md. Rezaul Islam
Background: Volleyball is a high-speed ball game that is popular worldwide. In addition to game-related skills, volleyball players need to be in excellent physical and motor condition. Some people refer to motor fitness as skill-related fitness. The aim of the present study helps to assess junior national and academy level volleyball players' physical fitness, weaknesses, and strengths.
Methods: A total of one hundred twenty junior national and academy-level volleyball players were selected as subjects for the present study. All the subjects’ ages were 14-17 years. By considering various variables, the subjects' motor fitness was identified. Agility was measured by 4x10m shuttle run, vertical jump to measure the leg explosive power and endurance was measured by chinning up and 800m run. An independent t-test was applied to check the level of significance. The significance level was set at p<0.05and comparison appropriate inferential statistical tools SPSS have been used for the analysis of gathered data.
Results: The present study clearly shows that the vertical jump result is close to average, but academy players are numerically superior to junior national-level volleyball players. On the other hand, junior national volleyball players are better than academy level volleyball players in agility and cardiovascular endurance tests. The junior national volleyball players are better in JCR fitness test than the academy volleyball players.
Conclusion: Finally we can state that physical fitness or total motor fitness level of junior national level volleyball players is better than the similar academy level volleyball players.
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