Relationship of Selected Anthropometric Variables with Playing Ability of UAE Based Indian Basketball Players
The aim of the study was to find out the relationship of selected anthropometric variables with playing ability of
basketball players. The researcher undertook null hypothesis to investigate the relationship of anthropometric variables with
basketball playing ability. Selective sampling device was used to select the subjects. 50 male subjects were selected for the
present study, who played semifinals in UAE CBSE Cluster Basketball Championship, from various schools. In
anthropometric variables, upper and lower extremities length measurements (Arm length, forearm length, hand length, leg
length, knee length and foot length) were measured and playing ability of basketball players were measured by Johnson
Basketball Skill test (field goal speed test, basketball throw for accuracy and basketball dribble test). For the purpose of
analysis coefficient of correlation was taken between anthropometric variables and basketball playing abilities.
Keywords - Anthropometric variables, basketball playing ability.