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Table 2 Comparison of skill related physical fitness parameters between basketball and football players

From: Comparative study on skill and health related physical fitness characteristics between national basketball and football players in Sri Lanka

Skill related fitness variable Basketball players (Mean ± SD) Football players (Mean ± SD) p value
Sprint speed (s) (40-m sprint test) 5.48 ± 0.50 5.91 ± 0.41 0.001*
Agility (s)—pro agility test 5.98 ± 0.33 5.39 ± 0.49 < 0.001*
Medicine ball throw (m) 7.61 ± 1.08 6.09 ± 0.53 < 0.001*
Vertical jump—both legs (cm) 47.97 ± 6.82 37.9 ± 6.22 < 0.001*
Vertical jump—left leg (cm) 34.87 ± 6.40 32.57 ± 8.63 0.24
Vertical jump—right leg (cm) 37.80 ± 8.02 28.57 ± 6.60 < 0.001*
Coordination—wall catch per minute 51.30 ± 6.08 40.37 ± 8.99 < 0.001*
Static balance (s) 51.97 ± 12.96 15.07 ± 1.74 < 0.001*
Reaction time (s) drop stick test 0.12 ± 0.02 0.11 ± 0.01 0.014*
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. * Statistically significant