Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Relationship of body composition with the throwing skill among the male softball players
Author(s): Sartaj Singh Chhina
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine relationship of body composition components with the throwing skill among softball players. Total 45 male softball players from the various colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar were selected to participate in the study. The subjects were assessed for height, weight and skinfold thicknesses. Height of the subjects was measured by using the standard anthropometric rod (HG-72, Nexgen ergonomics, Canada). Body weight of the subjects was measured with the help of portable weighing machine. Skinfold thicknesses of the body parts were measured with the Harpenden skinfold caliper. Throwing skill of the softball players was assessed by AAHPERD softball skill test battery. The statistical analysis revealed that the height, weight, BMI, skinfold thicknesses and various components of body composition did not show significant relationship with the throwing skill among the softball players.