Some Anthropometric and Motoric Performance Characterıstics of 10-14 Years Old Turkish Badminton Players
School of Physical Education and Sports, Mardin Artuklu University, Mardin, Turkey
Keywords: Badminton, anthropometry, motoric characteristics, performance
Objective: The goal of this study was to investigate anthropometric and motoric performance characteristics of Turkish badminton players of 10-14 age.
Material and Methods: A total of 166 male and 129 female badminton players from 35 different provinces participated in the study voluntarily. The research was conducted at U9, U11, U13 and U15 Turkish badminton championships. Height, stroke length, body weight measurements were taken; 20 m sprint, standing long jump, vertical jump, flexibility, medicine ball throwing and back strength tests were performed. Besides, anaerobic power and body mass index scores of the athletes were calculated. Mann Whitney-U and independent samples t-test were used to compare differences between genders.
Results: Height, stroke length, body weight, body mass index, flexibility and anaerobic power of the 11-year-old female players were found to be significantly higher than those of males (p<0.05). The 20 m speed, standing long jump, vertical jump, medicine ball throwing and back strength data of 12, 13 and 14-year-old male players were significantly higher than their female counterparts (p<0.05).
Conclusions: The fastest improvement in physical and motoric performance capacities of badminton players was observed at the age of 11 for females and at 12-13 for males. For better performance development in badminton players, it is recommended to prepare specific training programs especially considering these rapid development stages.
Cite this article as: Ozgur B. Some anthropometric and motoric performance characterıstics of 10-14 years old turkish badminton players. Turk J Sports Med. 2020;55(3):222-30.