Body Fat And Somatotype Among Malaysian School Sports Council Netball Players By Playing Position

Osman, norzaliza Body Fat And Somatotype Among Malaysian School Sports Council Netball Players By Playing Position. African Journal For Physical,health Education,recreation And Dance, Volume.

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Abstract

Netball is one of the most popular contact and social games for women in Malaysia. The youths, especially students from schools, colleges, and universities, are the most active players, playing mostly for fun, exercise and to socialize. However, research on the body composition of school-age netball players in Malaysia is limited. Hence, this study was conducted to determine the anthropometric profile of under 18-year-old players, who were secondary school students. A total of 150 players who represented the 13 states and the Federal Territories (FT) at the 2006 Malaysia School Sports Council (MSSM) games in Kuala Lumpur were included in the study. The subjects were divided into 3 groups according to their playing positions: attack, center and defence. Beside height and body mass, body fat percentage was determined using the skin fold method, while somatotype was determined using the Heath and Carter Somatotyping method. There were significant differences in height and body mass by playing position. The f-values were F (2, 147)=4.82 (P<0.01), and F (2, 147)=15.31 (P<0.01) for height and body mass, respectively. However, for body fat and somatotype, the differences were not significant. The means were: height 164.79±6.40 cm, body mass 58.76±9.22 kg, body mass 12.23±3.49%, and somatotype 3.29±0.99 - 3.52±1.48 - 2.69±1.18. The attacking players were the tallest, heaviest and had the highest body fat percentage. Overall, the MSSM players were shorter, smaller (lower body mass) and slimmer (lower body fat) than the Malaysian national players described in a previous study. In terms of somatotype, the MSSM players had endo-mesomorphic bodies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Sport Science Education > Sport Science Education
Divisions: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 02:21
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2013 02:21
URI: http://merr.utm.my/id/eprint/1620

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