Effect of plyometric training on agility among school football players
Maragani Narsimha Raja, Syam Babu M
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of plyometric training on agility among school football players. To achieve this purpose of the study, thirty school students were selected as subjects who were from the Government Junior College, Jangar Eddygudem, West Godavari (Dist.), Andhra Pradesh. The selected subjects were aged between 16 to 18 years. They were divided into two equal groups of fifteen each, Group I underwent plyometric training programme and Group II acted as control that did not participate in any special training apart from their regular curricular activities. The subjects were tested on selected criterion variable such as agility prior to and immediately after the training period. The selected criterion variable such as agility was measuring by Hexagonal Obstacle Test. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the significant differences if any, between the experimental group and control group on selected criterion variable. In the cases, 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as an appropriate. The result of the present study has revealed that there was a significant difference among the experimental and control group on agility.