Author Name(s): P.Karthika
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of skills training with and without yogic practices on flexibility among Badminton players. Forty five Badminton players were selected from Chennai, and their age ranged between 16 to 19 years. The subjects were divided into three groups consists of 15, each namely two experimental groups and one control group. The experimental group-I underwent a skills training programme and experimental group-II underwent skills training with yogic practices for twelve weeks training programme The control group was not taking any part of training during the course of the study. Flexibility was assessed by sit & reach test and unit of measurement in centimeters. Pre-test was taken before the training period and post- test was measured immediately after the twelve weeks of training period. Statistical technique was used for Analysis of Co-Variance (ANCOVA) and the level of significance was set at 0.05. Scheffe’s test was used as a post hoc test to determine which of the paired mean differ significantly. The results revealed that there was a significant difference found on flexibility.
Keywords: Skills Training, Skills Training with Yogic practices and flexibility.