A comparative study on athletic performance of Pre-university level athlete
Author(s): Dr. Dev Raj Yadav
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the athletic performance of Pre-university level athlete. The study was confined to the age group of 16-18 years, 72 boys and 72 girls from the district of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh were selected for the purpose. The study was to compare the performance among the men athletes and among the women athletes of three consecutive years (2017, 2018 and 2019) and also the trend of performance. The criterion measure adopted in this study were speed (time taken to cover contain distance), strength of muscles (distance covered in jumping and throwing), explosive leg strength (height attained in high jumps). Mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics in the present study. To obtain the mean difference between the variables of three years ‘t’ ratio was employed. For statistical calculation Excel Spread Sheet of Windows Version-7 was used. The result of the study indicated that there is no significant difference of performance of boys and girls in three years in relation to running events and jumping events but in case of throwing events, the performance of girls were found better than the boys. One more noteworthy points is that it was observed that the level of ability of the athletes were not same. Thus, the quality of movement, level of co-ordination, speed of skill learning and stabilization of technique became different. Those factors have a direct effect on the performance.