Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
Effect of varied weight reduction training program on selected physical fitness and skill performance variables among intercollegiate women football players
Author(s): Kavitha K, Dr. Jayachitra M
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of varied weight reduction training program on selected physical fitness and skill performance variables of among intercollegiate women football players. To achieve the purpose of the study, forty intercollegiate women football players from Navarasam Arts & Science College Erode Tamil Nadu, GVG Arts and Science College Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu were selected as subjects (20 from each college). They were divided into two equal groups in which each group consisted of twenty subjects (n=20). Group-I was the experimental group and Group-II served as control group (CG). The experimental group underwent weight reduction training along with their physical fitness Training for 12 weeks and control group was not engaged in any training other than their routine football training. The following are the criterion variables (a). Physical fitness variables namely speed, leg explosive power and agility, (b). Skill variables namely dribbling, shooting and passing. They were tested using standard test methods and instruments before and after training. In order to analyze the training effects of each group on the selected physical fitness, and skill variables, “t” ratio was used. The findings of the study showed that there was significant improvements in the variables namely speed, agility, leg explosive power, dribbling, shooting and passing between pre-test and post-test of the experimental group. There was no significant difference in all of the selected variables between pre-test and post-test of the control group.