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Comparison of Strength Endurance and Agility Between Rural and Urban School Volleyball Players

N. Selvakumar  & Dr. R. Sevi

The purpose of the study was to compare the strength endurance and agility between rural and urban school volleyball players. To achieve this purpose of the study, sixty boys studying in and around Chennai, Tamilnadu, India were selected as subjects at random. The selected subjects were divided into two equal groups of thirty rural volleyball players and thirty urban volleyball players. Among the physical fitness components, the following variables namely strength endurance and agility were selected as criterion variables. All the subjects of two groups were tested on selected dependent variables namely strength endurance and agility by using bend knee sit ups and shuttle run respectively. The independent ‘t’ ratio was used to analyze the significant difference, if any between groups. The .05 level of confidence was fixed as the level of significance to test the ‘t’ ratio obtained, which was considered as an appropriate. The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference between rural and urban school volleyball players on selected criterion variables namely strength endurance and agility.