The game soccer is the world’s most popular team game. High level of conditioning programme is required for better performance. Today sports performance is complex in nature. High level of performance depends not only on fitness but also on individual skill along with technique and tactics. To assess the impact of specific training programme on development of physical fitness and soccer playing ability 18 players were selected from inter district school championship to form experimental group. Similarly 18 players were selected from inter school championship to form control group. Experimental group was given some specific treatment for six weeks but control group had no specific training programme but they used to take part in regular school sports activities. After analyzing pre and post test data of experimental and control group, it was found that the experimental group sigficantly improved their fitness level and soccer playing ability whereas the control group failed to show any improvement than the pre test data. Specific fitness training programme had pronounced influence on soccer playing ability over and above fitness development.
KeywordsSoccer, Specific Training Programme, Fitness and Performance,
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