An assessment study of agility among basketball and volleyball players of Nagpur district
Author(s): Dr. Hitesh D Rathod
Abstract: Background: Basketball is a team sport that is played between 2 teams, each consisting of 5 players. The objective of a team is to shoot a basketball through the hoop of the other side, while at the same time, preventing the other team from shooting into theirs. It is played on a rectangular court. Every successful shot earns a team 2 points. If a player is fouled by the other team’s player, then he or she is given one or two free throws. At the completion of the playtime, the team with the highest points on the board wins. If there is a tie, then some overtime is also given. Volleyball is a team sport. The teams are separated by a large net. It has six players on each side of the net. Each team is allowed twelve substitution players. The game starts when the captain from each team decides which side of the court they will play on, by the toss of a coin, which also determines who will serve (hit) the ball first. The point of the game is to keep the ball in the air. The ball can be played with any part of the body, with a maximum of three strokes a team. If at any point the ball hits the floor, the side that the ball landed on it is a point for the other team. The purpose of the present study was to measure the agility among Basketball and Volleyball players of Nagpur. For the present study 15 Male Basketball and 15 Male Volleyball players of Nagpur are taken for the study.