Bilal Ahmad Malla, Dr. Dharmendar Soingh
The objectives of the study were to analyse the effect of anthropometric variables on volleyball players playing in different position, to establish an anthropometric profile database for volleyball players at different positions (Attacker, Blocker, Universal, Setter and Libero) in volleyball and to develop a logistic regression model to predict the likelihood of volleyball player according to different playing positions on the basis of selected anthropometric variables. To achieve the purpose 50 male volleyball players were purposively selected for this study. Out of these, ten universal, six libero, ten setters, ten middle blocker, and fourteen attackers, within an age group of 19-33 years were selected from the top eight team of senior national volleyball championship. The study was delimited to only international and national male volleyball players.
Anthropometric and physical variables were selected for the study namely Height (HT), Weight (WT), Arm Length (AL). Hand Length (HL), Palm Width (PW), Arm Girth Relax (AGR), Arm Girth Flexed (AGF), Fore Arm Circumference (FAC), Wrist Circumference (WC), Chest Circumference (CC). Thigh circumference (TC). Calf circumference (CF_C), Ankle Girth (AG), Leg Length (LL), Foot Length (FL).Descriptive statistics were used to describe the nature and characteristic of data. For finding out significant difference in different parameters among the selected positions, one way ANOVA was applied and the level of significance was chosen as 0.05. For finding out the contribution of different parameters towards different playing positions, Logistic regression was applied.
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