Effect of 8- Weeks Coordination Training on Adaptive Spatial Ability of Young Cricket Players
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of 8- weeks coordination training on adaptive spatial ability of young cricket players. A total of 16 male (8 players in each group) cricket players age ranged from 12-15 years with mean & SD 14.23±1.67 years, from LNIPE cricket nursery, Gwalior selected as subjects for the study. The purposive sampling technique was used to attain the objectives of the study. Vienna test system (VTS), a leading computerized psychological assessment tool was used for measuring adaptive spatial ability. The Vienna Test System SPORT is perfectly designed for sports psychology assessment. The psychometrically valid tool for profile analysis, talent assessment and development of training plans gives players and athletes a clear picture of their sports psychology profile – in terms of both skills and personality (Vienna Test System sports, 2017). Researcher analyzed the adaptive spatial ability in which how consistently in term of the same latent ability dimension is assessed in all respondents. Pre test post test control group design was adopted for this study. The training programme was carried out for a total duration of eight weeks. All subject, after having been informed objective of the study, gave their consent and volunteered to participate in this study. The training was carried out thrice a week on alternate days of the week for experimental group. ANCOVA was applied as statistical technique to analyze the effect of 8- weeks coordination training on adaptive spatial ability, the alpha level was set at 0.05. Statistical analysis of the data revealed there is significant difference in adaptive spatial ability as the f value found significant (p<0.05), Hence it may be inferred that 8- weeks coordination training is effective for improving adaptive spatial ability of young cricket players.
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