Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Comparison of Speed in Basketball players according to their playing position
Author(s): Ajay Pal Bhadu, Dr. Poonam Singh
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare speed, and some anthropometric characteristics of male Basketball Players according to their playing position. The sample of the study comprised of male Basketball players participating in north zone intervarsity tournament (17-24 aged) (n=48) guard (13), Forward (21), Center (15). Within the scope of the study, the following techniques were applied: 20-meter speed test for determining speeds of the players, height& weight for determining anthropometric characteristics of the players. The players were informed of the test protocols before the tests and they voluntarily participated in the study. Statistical analysis of the tests was conducted by using one way analysis of variance in SPSS 20.00 program. Level of significance was set at 0.05. After the tests, no significant difference was seen in speed among guards, centers and forward.