Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
The Relationship between Skill and Fitness of Rural Soccer Players of West Bengal
Author(s): Provash Das, Piyali Mishra
Abstract: Football is one of the most popular games all over the world. It is a game that is played at present day over 208 nations. Soccer, commonly known as football is one of the most popular sports in west Bengal. Performance of this game depends on many factors which can be categorized in certain groups, such as fitness, technique, tactics, body structure, environment condition, including ground equipment and material readiness of the player. The purpose of the present study is- to observe the Relationship between Football Skill and Performance Related Fitness of Rural Footballers of West Bengal. 30 Rural footballers were selected randomly as the subject of this present study. The footballers were taken as a subject from 2 districts, Nadia and South 24 pgs. The subjects are Calcutta 1st division football players. The ages of the subjects were 18-26years. Performance Related Physical Fitness parameters likes, Speed was tested by 50 m Dash, Explosive Power of Leg by Standing Board Jump, Agility was tested by 4Ã—10 meter Shuttle Run, Reaction Time tested using Stork Stand Test. On the basis of results obtained out of statistical analysis of data and within the limitation of study following conclusions were drawn. Explosive power of leg was positively correlated with Throw-ins for Distance, Dribbling for Time, Shooting for Accuracy for Rural footballers. Speed, Agility, Reaction Time, Balance was not positively related with Football Skill Performance for Rural footballers.