The Contribution of Selected Physical and Anthropometric Measures in the Distance of Throw of Soccer Players
Al-Qadumi, Abdel-Naser A.; Refa�t, Bader
The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of selected physical and anthropometric measures in the distance of throw in of soccer players. The sample consisted of soccer players (31) at An-Najah University. The researchers conducted physical measures of: (handgrip strength, leg strength, and low back-hamstrings flexibility) and, anthropometric measures of: (height, body mass, lengths ; lower leg thigh, upper body, foot, arm and hand; circumference of : forearm , upper arm, abdomen, thigh and calf) . The results indicated that the means of measures (handgrip strength ,leg strength, and low back- hamstrings flexibility )were respectively :(47.69 kg, 165.30 kg, and 7.22 cm), lengths of: lower leg ,thigh ,upper body , foot, arm , and hand were respectively : (50.35; 52.77 ; 53.77 ; 30.54 ; 54.51 ; and 22.11) centimeter, circumferences of forearm , upper arm, abdomen, thigh and calf, were respectively (44.09 ; 29.35 ; 47.16 ; 53.16 and 39.25)centimeter .Also, the results revealed that the best correlation was between distance of throw in from static and movement positions and leg strength, and the best anthropometric predictor of distance of throw in from static position , and the best anthropometric predictor of distance of throw in from movement position. Based on the study findings the researchers recommended on concentration on body height and mass and leg strength when selecting the player who is responsible of trouncing.