International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part B
Performance of badminton players after the 6 weeks of agility training under the age group of 12 years
AUTHOR(S): Ravindra BC
This pilot study investigated the effects of 6-week Agility training on badminton players under the age group of 12 years. Twenty badminton players (Boys Only) from Gurukhul Sports academy, Bangalore whose ages ranged from 11 to 12 years were included in the study. The subjects were randomly divided in to two groups of 10 subjects in each: 1) Training group I (Agility Training) and a controlled group. The training groups performed 4 days a week for 6 consecutive weeks. Agility was assessed using a ‘T’ shape test, Zig-zag tests, and skill performance assessed using anaerobic field test and short service test, and game performance were assessed through the coach rated basis. All the subjects performed the test before and after the training program. Data were analysed using dependent mean value and in-depended mean value. A confidence level of. 05 was considered significant. The results presented that the Agility and game performance of the subjects significantly improved in the training group. Significance was not found in the controlled group. There were also statistically significant differences identified between the 2 groups after training program. The training group had higher Agility compared to the controlled group. This study provides support to the fact that 6-week Agility training can be effective training program to improve the Agility in badminton players.
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Ravindra BC. Performance of badminton players after the 6 weeks of agility training under the age group of 12 years. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(2):90-93.