Comparison of Some Biomotoric Properties and Anthropometric Measurements of Male Basketball and Football Players

Bülent Turna, Fatih Kılınç


The purpose of this study is to determine and compare some biomotoric properties and anthropometric measurements of Antalya Muratpaşa High School Boys’ Basketball Team and Football Team.  Thirty volunteering players from Antalya Muratpaşa High School Boys’ Basketball and Football Teams participated in the study. Fifteen of the participants were from the Basketball Team and 15 were from Football Team. The mean age of the Football Team was 16,3 ±0,9 years; mean body weight was 65,6 ±9,4 kg, mean height was 170,3 ±6,7 cm; and the mean age of the Basketball Team was 15,5 ±0,74 years, mean body weight was 64,8 ±11,7 kg, mean height was 178,6 ±6,1 cm. As well as the height, weight, age values of the 15 Basketballer and 15 Footballer Boys’, the right and left grip force, back force, sprint tests, leg force, free vertical jump, subcutaneous fat measurements from 8 different points, and circumference measurements from 7 different points were taken. As a result of the comparison between some biomotoric properties, a significant difference was found between the vertical jump test values of the Basketball Team and Football Team (p<0, 05). When the Basketball and Football teams participating in the study were compared, it was determined that there was a statistically significant difference between the calf area sub-cutaneous fat measurement values (p<0, 05). No statistically significant differences were found in the measurements of shoulder, chest inspiration, chest expiration, arm, forearm, thigh circumference, calf circumference, hip circumferences of the Boys’ Basketball and Football players who participated in our study (p<0,05). A statistically significant difference was found in the 10-m speed run tests of the Boys’ Basketball Team and Football Team Players (p<0,05). The data of the study were analyzed in Independent Samples T Test (p<0,05) according to statistical significance levels. Nobody should doubt that positive science is affecting all sports disciplines in the light of technological developments in our present age and it will continue even more in the future with more efficient and faster use to serve sports and sportsmen. In this context, it was aimed in the present study to determine how young sportsmen are suitable for their branches, and also to determine the missing and full aspects of their present biomotoric and physical statuses, supplement the missing aspects, and improve the full ones.

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