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Veranderinge ten opsigte van antropometriese en motoriese komponente vanaf die 2000- tot 2001-seisoen by o/19-, o/21- en senior elite-klubrugbyspelers

A Hanekom
H De Ridder
E Hare
DD Malan


The purpose of this study was to determine which anthropometric and motor
differences might occur over a period of two years in rugby players following a
scientific conditioning program. A group of 180 players were selected from the
Rugby Institute of the PU for CHE and consisted of U/19, U/21 and senior level
players. Fat percentage was the only anthropometric component to be evaluated.
The motor components that were tested included speed and agility. One-way analysis
of variance (ANOVA) was computed to determine the relationship between the six
measurements from the first measurement in 2000 to the last measurement in 2001.
Together with the Tukey post hoc HSD test, the differences between variables and the
significance were determined. The level of significance was set at p<0.05. The
Omega squared (w²) test was used to determine practical significance, or how much
of the total variance is accounted for by the conditioning program. Data analysis was
performed using Statistica 6.0 (2001) for Windows 1998. There was an improvement
in body fat percentage in all of the age groups and different positional groups (total
group, forwards and backs) from the beginning of the 2000 season to the end of the
2001 season, although it was non-significant. The motor components improved from
2000 to 2001 season, although only the speed improved significantly (p<0.05). The
improvements in all of the components, whether significant or not, indicate that
scientific conditioning programmes will contribute to improve rugby players\'
abilities. The omega values of practical significance also indicate that the
conditioning programme holds practical value.

Keywords:Anthropometric; Motor; Fat percentage; Speed; Agility; Rugby;Players; Conditioning; Scientific; South Africa.

SAJRSPER Vol. 30 (1) 2008 pp. 29-48

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