Different Strikers Positions in Somatotype of Soccer Players

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Amanpreet Singh, Dr. Amarpreet Singh


            Football is ubiquitous across the globe and has been part of Olympic competition since 1900. In a team sport such as soccer, the requirement for frequent changes in movement, speed, direction, and technical tasks features an activity profile that is intermittent in nature The study aimed to assess the SOMATOTYPE OF SOCCER PLAYERS ACCORDING TO THEIR DIFFERENT ATTACKING POSITIONS. For this purpose total 50 male Striker footballers from Punjab state was selected as a subject. The age of the subjects selected for the study have been between 18 to 26 years. Each individual was somatotyped with the help of the Heath-Carter anthropometric somatotype method (Carter and Heath, 1990). The individual component ratings were computed using the equations and the X and Y coordinates for each subject were calculated using the formulae given by Carter et al. (1983). The observations revealed that the somatochart, for the age groups 18, 20, 21, 22, and 26 years, the somatoplots lie in the mesomorphic ectomorph sector. Whereas for the rest of the age groups i.e. 19, 23, 24, and 25 years, the somatotypes that can be observed are located in the balanced ectomorph region of the somtoplots.

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