Effects of Sports Loading Program on Speed Endurance Related Parameters in Football Players


The purpose of the study was to find out the effects of sports loading program on speed endurance related parameters in football players. To achieve this purpose of the study twenty men football players were selected studying Bachelor’s degree in the Department of Physical Education, Thanthai Hans Roever College from Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India were put under tested. They were divided into two equal groups of each ten subjects each namely sports loading programme and control group. Group I underwent sports loading programme in football for three days per week for eight weeks and Group II acted as control who did not participate any special training programme apart from their regular day – today activities physical education curriculum. The following variables such as speed and speed endurance were selected as criterion variables. The speed rate was assessed by 50 meters dash and speed endurance was assessed by using 110 meters. All the subjects of two groups were tested on selected criterion variables at prior to and immediately after the training programme. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the significant difference if any, among the groups on each selected criterion variables separately. In all the cases .05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as appropriate. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between sports loading programme and control group on selected criterion variables such as speed and speed endurance. And there was an significant improvement as per selected criterion variables namely speed and speed endurance with respect to sports loading programme.

Author Name : Dr. G. Suresh Kumar

Keywords: Sports Loading, Speed Endurance, Football.