Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Relationship of coordinative ability with the skills of basketball
Author(s): Harpreet Singh, Dr. Ashwani Saini
Coordinative abilities are considered to be an important prerequisite in learning as well achieving efficiency in sports skills. The thrust of the present research was to find out the relationship of coordinative abilities with the sports skills of basketball specifically. Thirty basketball players of Amity University of university level were selected as the participant of the study. Coordinative abilities namely, orientation ability, differentiation ability, balance ability, rhythmic ability, reaction ability and basketball skills e.g., Basketball field goal speed, Basketball throw for accuracy and dribbling ability were assessed with the help of standardised tests, Peter Hirtz test and Johnson Basketball Test respectively. Relationship of the coordinative ability with the basketball skills was computed with the help of Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. Finding of the study revealed that the orientation ability and differentiation ability are significantly correlated with the basketball field goal speed and basketball throw correspondingly. Rest of the other coordinative abilities e.g. balance ability, rhythmic ability, reaction ability are not significantly correlated with the basketball skills. Findings of the study will be helpful to the coaches, players and trainers in implementing the training and development of the players.