The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of functional core training on selected skill performances among basketball players. To achieve the purpose of the present study, thirty men basketball players from Ernakulam district, Kerala state, India were selected as subjects at random and their ages ranged from 18 to 25 years. The subjects were divided into two equal groups of fifteen subjects each. The subjects (N=30) were randomly assigned to two equal groups of fifteen subjects each. Pre test was conducted for all the subjects on selected skill performances. This initial test scores formed as pre test scores of the subjects. The groups were assigned as Experimental Group and Control Group in an equivalent manner. Experimental Group was exposed to functional core training and Control Group was not exposed to any experimental training other than their regular daily activities. The duration of experimental period was 12 weeks. After the experimental treatment, all the thirty subjects were tested on their skill performance variables. This final test scores formed as post test scores of the subjects. The pre test and post test scores were subjected to dependent ‘t’ test. In all cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed to test hypotheses. The functional core training had positive impact on shooting, passing and dribbling among college basketball players.
Author Name (s) : Siby Lukose & Dr.P.K.Senthilkumar
Keywords: Functional Core Training, Shooting, Passing, Dribbling, Basketball.