Effect of skill training and combination of skill and yoga asanas training on playing ability among intercollegiate female basketball players
The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the effect of skill training and combination of skill and yoga asanas training on playing ability among intercollegiate female basketball players. To achieve the purpose of the study 45 college level female basketball players selected from the affiliated colleges of Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli were randomly selected subjects. The age of the subjects ranged between 21 to 25 years. They were randomly assigned into three groups equally so that each group has 15 subjects. The first group was named as the skill training group (STG).The second group was named as the combination of skill and yoga asanas training group (SYTG) and the third was control group (CG). After assigning the subjects into various groups the pre test was conducted on basketball playing ability. After completion of the pre test the subjects were treated with their respective training programs. The training period was scheduled for six weeks. Experimental group 1 (STG) underwent skill training program. Experimental group 2 (SYTG) underwent a combination of both skill training and yoga asanas training and the control group did not undergo any specific training. After six weeks of the training period post test was conducted on the dependent variables for all the groups. To compare the significance of mean differences among all the three groups analysis of covariance was used. Results: The skill training group (STG) and combination of skill and yoga asanas training group (SYTG) has shown significant improvement in basketball playing ability. The experimental groups have given better results than the control group. The combination of skill and yoga asanas training group (SYTG) shown better results than the skill training group (STG). The control group did not show any significant improvement on basketball playing ability.