The Sky - International Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science

Assessment and Comparison of Speed and Agility between College Level Male Attackers and Liberos in Volleyball

Dr. Ajaz Ahmad Dar, Dr. Abdul Roof Rather

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess and compare speed and agility among attackers and liberos of volleyball game. Fifteen (n=15) attackers and liberos (n=15) were selected randomly with age ranging between 18-25 years. The subjects who participated in St. Joseph’s inter collegiate tournament, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India during the academic year 2012-2013 were only selected. Speed and agility was measured by using 50 meters dash and shuttle run tests respectively. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and independent sample‘t’ test. There was a significant difference in speed and agility between attackers and liberos. It was concluded that in volleyball the liberos have better speed and agility than attackers. The level of significance was set at 0.05.

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