The purpose of the study is to find out the effect of static, dynamic, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching with football training on range of motion of football players. To achieve the purpose of the study, forty eight male football players were randomly selected as subjects and their age ranged from 13 to 17 years. The selected subjects were randomly assigned into four equal groups of 12 subjects each. Group-I performed static stretching with football training, group-II performed dynamic stretching with football training, group-III assigned proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching with football training and group-IV was act as control. The selected biomotor variable flexibility was assessed by sit and reach test. Random group design was used as experimental design. Training programme was administered to the football players for twelve weeks with six training units per week.The data collected from the four groups prior to and post experimentation on flexibility was statistically analyzed to find out the significant difference if any, by applying the analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Since four groups are involved, whenever the obtained ‘F’ ratio value was found to be significant for adjusted post test means, the Scheffe’s test was applied as post hoc test to determine the paired mean differences, if any. In all the cases the level of confidence will be fixed at 0.05 for significance. The result of the study reveals that due to the effect of static, dynamic, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching with football training the range of motion of football players have significantly improved.
Author Name : Dr. K. Rajendran
Keywords: Static, dynamic, and PNF stretching, Football training and Range of motion.