DEVELOPMENT OF DISCRIMINANT MODEL FOR CLASSIFYING THE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS ON THE BASIS OF SELECTED ANTHROPOMETRIC VARIABLES ACCORDING TO THEIR PLAYING POSITION

Nandkishor Pawar

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The aim of the study was to identify anthropometric variables that discriminate the male volleyball players according to different playing positions i.e., libero (n=16), setter (n=16), and middle blocker (n=20). The anthropometric variables included Standing height, Body weight, Arm length, Wrist circumference, Palm width, Thigh circumference, Calf circumference and Leg length. Multiple Discriminant functions revealed five significant function (p<0.05) i.e. height, weight, arm length, thigh circumference and wrist circumference; which primarily represented in different playing positions. After validation, the analysis showed that 90.4 % of players were correctly classified in their respective playing position.

 

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volleyball, discriminant analysis, player positions, anthropometric variables

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