Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
The effect of speed, agility and quickness drills training program on selected physiological variables on hockey players
Author(s): Dr. Gurvir Singh, Dr. Baljeet Singh
Abstract: Introduction: Drastic change in game of hockey from grassy surface to synthetic turf demands rigorous physical training. Hence, Speed, agility, and quickness (S.A.Q.) training has become a popular way to train athletes. This method is popular from several years, but it is not used by all athletes primarily due to a lack of education and techniques. Aim: study was conducted to find out the effect of 12 weeks of speed, agility and quickness drills training program on selected physiological variables of hockey players. Methodology: The sample of 200 junior hockey male players from Amritsar district participating in junior Inter District, junior national and school national championship whose age ranged between 17 to 19 years. The data was analysed by applying Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA) Findings and Conclusions: It was clearly found that the effect of SAQ drills training help to improve the selected physiological variables of hockey players. It was seen that there is progressive improvement in physiological variables of experiment group of hockey player after twelve weeks of training programme. After giving the SAQ drills training we found that there is a significant effect on the selected physiological variables (vital capacity, resting pulse rate, Pulmonary ventilation rate).