An Impact of Yoga Practices and Aerobic Dance on Shooting Performance among College Men Soccer Players


The purpose of the study was to find out the impact of yoga practices and aerobic dance on shooting performance among college men Soccer players. The study was conducted on forty five (N=45) men Soccer players studying various colleges affiliated to Anna University, Chennai, during the year 2014-2015 were selected as subjects at random and they were divided randomly into two experimental groups and on control group of fifteen each, namely Group-I Yoga Practices, Group-II Aerobic Dance and Group III acted as Control. The training period was limited to twelve weeks and for three days per week. The experimental groups underwent their respective experimental treatment for 6 weeks. Among various Soccer skill performances only shooting skill only selected as dependent variables and it was assessed by Mor- Christian General Soccer Ability Test. All the subjects were tested prior to and after the training for all the selected variables. The data collected from the three groups prior to and post experimentation was statistically analyzed by using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Scheffe’s post hoc test was applied to determine the significant difference between the paired means. In all the cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed. The result reveals significant differences in Soccer shooting skill among the experimental groups.

Author Name : Dr.K.Jayaraja

Keywords: Soccer, Yoga Practices, Aerobic Dance, Shooting.