AGE DIFFERENTIATION, SPORT SKILL INTERVENTION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS STATUS OF YOUNG ADULTS IN A DEVELOPING NATION

Aderonmu Kehinde Adebayo

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The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of sport skill acquisition in two selected sports on the physical fitness status of young adolescence. Experimental research design was adopted for the study. The American Alliance for Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance (AAPHERD) Youth Fitness Test (1976). A battery test designed to measure both the performance-related and health-related components of physical fitness respectively was administered on 160 participants who took part in an eight week structured exercise intervention using the pre-post- test method. The result revealed a significant effect of the sport skill training intervention on physical fitness status of participants. Thus it could be concluded that basketball and badminton skill training had a significant effect on the physical fitness of adolescent based on their age.

 

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sport skill, skill acquisition, training, physical fitness, performance-related components; health-related components

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