D. Rameshkumar, Dr. M. Madan Mohan


Speed Agility Quickness (SAQ) is used in basketball games to improve a player’s ability to perform various ranges of movement, better coordinating the body and the brain. SAQ training are definitely highly desirable in both team and individual sports specifically in intermittent games like Basketball which is about 20% aerobic and 80% anaerobic in nature (Brittenham, 1996). To achieve the purpose of the study, one hundred and ninety two (N = 192) basketball players were selected as subjects from the qualified teams of the pre quarter finals in the inter CBSE school tournament Bangalore, Karnataka in the academic year 2014-2015. Finally forty youth basketball players were randomly selected as subjects for the present study. They were divided into two equal groups. Each group consists of 20 subjects. The subjects selected for this study were hailed from various socio-economic conditions. Their age was fixed in the range of 15 – 17 years. The researcher had been selected the following variables for the present study: skill performance variables namely dribbling and passing ability. The data was collected before and after twelve weeks of training. The collected data was analyzed by using‘t’ test and applying Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA) Technique. The level of significance was fixed at 0.05.The findings of the present study have strongly indicates that 12 weeks of S.A.Q. training have significant effect on selected skill performance variables i.e., dribbling and passing ability of youth basketball players.


Speed, Agility, Quickness, Basketball, Dribbling and Passing ability.

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