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THE COMPARISON OF SOME PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM ATHLETES

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Author(s): Özcan SAYGIN | Murat ÖZŞAKER

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 102;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Sport | Physical Fitness | Individual Sport | Team Sport

ABSTRACT
The aim of this correlation study is putting forward the physical fitness level differences among elite athletes age vary between 12 and 14, participated both in individual and team sports living in İzmir. Participants of the individual sports are 28 female and 47 male athletes while participants of the team sports are 86 female and 113 male athletes. The physical fitness level evaluated by, muscle strength(hand-grip, sit and reach test, cardiovascular endurance (1 mil cooper test) velocity(30 m sprint, body composition body mass index,(BMI). The t-test statistical analysis was conducted to provide the possible differences between groups. The results shows that there are significant differences between females participants of team and individual sport according to the flexibility and 1609 m endurance test, two feet steady long jump, 30 m sprint, and body mass index level (p≤ .05). Results also shows that the physical performance level of females who participated in team sports are higher than females participants of individual sports. Additionally result revealed that, male elite athletes participants of team sports have higher physical fitness level than male elite athletes participants of individual sports. According to the t-test results there is no significant differences between flexibility and 1609 m endurance run test between elite level male athletes, although there is significant differences were found according to the both left and right hand grip, shuttle run test, two feet steady long jump, 30 m sprint, and body mass index.
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