Insight of volleyball skill test based on anthropometric and motor fitness variables
The purpose of the study was to analyze the degree of relationship between volleyball volleying ability from selected anthropometric measurements and motor fitness components. It was also designed to find out the combined contribution of the selected independent variables to volleyball volleying ability besides developing the multiple regression equation for predicting volleyball volleying ability. Twenty university male volleyball players from Annamalai University, in the age group of eighteen to twenty- three years were selected as participants for the purpose of the study. The criterion variable namely Brady volleyball test and the independent variables namely standing height, weight, arm length, leg length, chest girth, biceps girth, wrist girth, thigh girth, calves girth, explosive power, agility, flexibility and speed were considered in the study. In order to study the relationship among the selected variables, Pearson’s product moment correlation was computed and multiple correlations were computed to study the best combination of variable, which highly predicts the criterion variable. The results showed significant relationship of Brady skill performance with agility and arm length, out of thirteen independent variables, three of them were selected to derive the stepwise method of multiple regression equation. The obtained R2 value of 0.792 indicates that agility, explosive power and leg length are having 54% common variance with Brady volleyball test.