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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-114

An analysis of physical performance parameters among university netball and volleyball female players

1 Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Secondary and Sports Science Education, College of Education and Humanities, Fiji National University, Lautoka Campus, Lautoka, Fiji

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Mohammad Feroz Ali
Department of Secondary and Sports Science Education, College of Humanities and Education, Fiji National University, Lautoka Campus
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_29_21

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyse netball and volleyball players for differences in physical performance parameters among female university players. Materials and Methods: Twenty-eight female participants (14 netball + 14 volleyball players) participated in this study voluntarily. Any player with lower extremity musculoskeletal injury or a record since the last three months was excluded from the study. The average age of players was 19.54±0.69 years, body weight 52.99±10.51 kg., height 156.71±5.34 cm., and body mass index 21.57±4.09. Anthropometrical characteristics were measured with the help of a bioelectrical impedance analyser, while physical performance parameters (Muscular endurance, lower extremity power, dynamic stability, agility, speed) were determined by the numerous functional tests. Results: No statistically significant differences were found in physical performance parameters except agility (p=.041) and speed (p=.015) variables between netball and volleyball university female students. A significant positive relationship was also found in some of the physical performance parameters irrespective of the sports. Conclusion: The study's findings show that physical performance parameters do not differ significantly in female netball and volleyball players. Team coaches and physiologists must consider functional test outcomes while preparing players for competition. The individual training program should also be established on test outcomes, which is more likely to improve performance.

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