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Published: 2012-12-30

A Study on Athletic Performance of School Going Students

Assit. Teacher, Matikole Vidyamandir, Rabindranagar, Kolkata- 700065,West Bengal, India
School level Athlete Sub-division


The purpose of the study was to find out the athletic performance of school level athlete. The study was confined to the age group of 14 -16 years, 54 boys and 54 girls from the record book of Bidhan Nagar sub-division sports association of district of North 24 Parganas of the state in West Bengal were selected for the purpose. The study was to compare the performance among the men athletes and among the women athletes of three consecutive years (2010, 11 and 12) and also the trend of performance. The criterion measure adopted in this study were speed (time taken to cover contain distance), strength of muscles (distance covered in jumping and throwing), explosive leg strength (height attained in high jumps). Mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics in the present study. For statistical calculation Excel Spread Sheet of windows version 7 was used. The results of the present study indicated that there was no consistency in performance of various events in different years. One more note worthy points is that it was observed that the level of ability of the athletes were not same. Thus the quality of movement, level of coordination, speed of skill learning and stabilization of technique became different. Those factors were a direct effect on the performance.


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Das, A. (2012). A Study on Athletic Performance of School Going Students. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 1(4), 14-21.

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