Mahesh Pujari and Dr. Madan Singh Rathore
Optimal performance requires a combination of technical and tactical abilities as well as high degree of physical fitness. Speed and agility are basic to different traditional and non-traditional sports. So, it was intended to determine speed and agility of players of different traditional and non-traditional sports namely kho-kho, kabaddi, handball and basketball. The study was conducted among 100 male state, national and interuniversity level players, age range is 16 to 25 from North Karnataka (25 players from each sport). To find out the result a statistical technique was used i.e., ANOVA which was set at 0.05 level of significance. To test the hypothesis after applying ANOVA, it was obtained that there were significant differences of players among the selected traditional and non-traditional sports of North Karnataka as far as speed and agility is concerned. Further to find out the significant differences LSD test was used. It was obtained that there were significant differences between kho-kho, Kabaddi, handball and basketball.
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