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Determination association of anthropometric and performance ability in Sepak Takraw youth athlete using unsupervised multivariate

N.A. Kosni, M.R. Abdullah, H Juahir, R.M. Musa, A.B.H.M. Maliki, S.M. Mat-Rasid, A Adnan, N Alias, V Eswaramoorthi


The purpose of the current study was to determine the most important variable associated with the performance ability. Thirty-eight players of sepak takraw with the mean age 16.21 (0.93) years old participated in this study. A total 12 anthropometric measurements and sepak takraw performance ability were examined. The PCA revealed nine anthropometric parameters as most significant in sepak takraw. The significant parameters were then classified into two group of expertise labeled as high (HPT) and low performance team (LPT) using HACA. DA standard mode exposed hip circumference and performance ability are the best parameter to differentiate between the two groups, whereas both stepwise forward and backward exposed performance ability is significant parameter. The present study identified hip circumference and performance ability as foretelling factors of performance in sepak takraw.

Keywords: anthropometric; multivariate analysis; performance ability; sepak takraw; youth athletes
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