Chandra Sankar Hazari, Shaybal Chanda, Sumanta Kumar Mondal


Speed is one of the vital motor abilities that need to start the developmental process at the early ages of the players. The study aims to identify the progression of progressive speed training basis on the duration of training of the Santali tribe and Bengali teen boys. Subjects were Santali tribe and Bengali adolescent schoolboys and their ages ranged between 13 to 15 years selected from Bankura District of West Bengal, India. These two groups were further divided into control and experimental groups and in each of the groups, there were 20 students. Initially, 4 weeks of uniform conditioning trainings were given to all groups before the pretest T1 was conducted. Further, consecutively 3 more post-tests were conducted every 4 weeks after providing progressive speed training. For the comparison, MANOVA, ANOVA, and LSD post hock test were employed and the Mean value was seen in the descriptive part. The result of the study reveals that Non-tribal (Bengali) and Tribal (Santali) adolescent schoolboys responded positively with the designed progressive speed training. This progression of tests timing took place progressively over time on the Bengali and Santali boys almost similarly. Though the Santali boys took the upper hand over Bengali boys numerically at the final stage of progression in the timing of the speed test, on the contrary in the first two post-tests, T2 & T3 progression took place almost in the same fashion. It is concluded that alike progressive speed training is almost equally effective for Santali tribe and Bengali adolescent boys for the development of sprinting ability.

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