Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
Impacts of plyometric training on selected physical fitness variables among basketball players
Author(s): S Senthil Kumaran
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the impacts of plyometric training on selected physical fitness variables among basketball players. To achieve this purpose of the study thirty school level boys basketball players were selected from national sports academy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India were randomly selected as subjects. Their age ranged in between 14 and 17 years. The subjects were divided into two groups namely plyometric group and control group. The plyometric group was subjected to plyometric training (for weekly three days Monday, Wednesday, Friday) at evening session for six weeks. Speed, agility and leg explosive power was selected as dependent variable. After the collection of appropriate data, it was statistically analyzed by using paired ‘t’ test. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The result of the present study showed that the plyometric training has significant improvement on speed, agility and leg explosive power of basketball players.