Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect of 12 weeks combined training on performance of basketball players
Author(s): Keerthi Kumar M, Sundar Raj URS
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to find out the effect of twelve weeks Combined Training on Performance of Basketball Players. To achieve the purpose, 80 Male basketball players are selected randomly and the age group of subject ranged from 18-23 years. The subjects were divided into two equal four groups of 20 each. The study was conducted on four groups of players. Group -I (n=20) called Resistance training group, Group -II (n=20) called plyometric training group, Group III (n=20) as combined training group and Group IV and Group IV (n=20) act as control group who have not taken part in any special training apart from regular basketball practice. After assigning the subjects into various groups the pre-test was conducted on the selected variables of Speed, agility, flexibility, explosive power, passing ability, dribbling ability, shooting ability. After completion of the pre-test, the subjects were trained with their respective training program. The training period was scheduled for Twelve weeks. Experimental Group-I (RTG) underwent a Resistance training programme, Group-II (PTG) underwent a Plyometric training program, Group-III underwent a Combined training program and control group-IV (CG) did not practice any specific training. After 12 weeks of the training period post test was conducted on the dependent variables of Speed, agility, flexibility, explosive power, passing ability, dribbling ability, shooting ability for the four groups. The analysis of covariance (T-TEST) and Anova was used to find out the significant differences if any, between the experimental groups and control group on selected criterion variable. In all the cases, 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as an appropriate. The result of the present study has revealed that there was a significant difference among the experimental and control group on shooting performance. Results: The Resistance training group, Plyometric training group, and combined training group significantly improved in (P<0.05) the selected variables of speed, agility, explosive power, passing ability, dribbling ability and shooting ability better than the Control groups.