Author(s): Jaishankar Yadav
The present study assessed the motor coordinative ability of male kabaddi players on different playing surfaces i.e. clay and mat. To conduct the study, 50 male kabaddi players who took part in any na tional level kabaddi tournaments were selected randomly. The age range of the subjects was 18-25 years. The selection of subjects was done from players of such teams who stood in top four places of national tournament. To assess motor coordinative ability i.e. agility of the selected male kabaddi players, Shuttle Run test item of Cooper’s JCR test (1974) was used. This test is performed twice by a subject i.e. on clay and mat surface respectively. Paired sample ‘t’ test reveals that shuttle run timings of selected subjects was significantly less on clay surface as compared to mat. It was concluded that playing surface affect motor coordinative ability of male kabaddi players.