Objective: The principal objective of this study was to investigate effect of effect of sports specific training on skill performance variables of hockey players.
Participation: Thirty male hockey players were randomly selected from S.S.D.M. College, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu and their age ranged between 18 to 21 years old.
Method and Measures: The subjects were randomly assigned to two equal groups (n=15) namely experimental group and control group. Experimental group underwent sports specific training for a period of eight weeks and control group did not participate in any kind of protocol-related exercises under supervision or sports specific training. The variables such as namely Moving with the ball and Shooting target were selected as dependent variables. Pre and post-assessment random group design was used for this study.
Statistical technique: The dependent‘t’ test was applied to determine the difference between the means of two groups. To find out whether there was any significant difference between the experimental and control groups. To test the level of significant of difference between the means 0.05 level of confidence was fixed.
Results: The result of the study shows that, there was a significant improvement takes place on Moving with the ball and shooting target of hockey players due to the effect of eight weeks sports specific training and also concluded that, there was a significant difference exists between experimental and control group.
Conclusion: sports specific training can also be used to help improve sports skill performance, as it can help to develop moving with the ball and Shooting target variables on hockey players.