Women In Sport

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The researcher will attempt to throw light on the influence of organized Physical Education training programme, that prevailing in the training colleges of our country, on trainee females on perspectives of Sports Performance. The subjects of the present study were 18 female students aged 22 through 24 years. They were undergoing physical education training course (2014-15) in the Department of Physical Education Kalyani University, West Bengal. Physical fitness was considered as criteria to assess the influence of organized physical education programme on trainee-females. The total duration of the training course was ten months (July 1st to May 6th next year). The structure of the training programme was two and half hours morning activity…show more content…
Many girls have not reached their full potential in sports simply because they have been defeated psychologically before they even competed. The participation of women in competitive sports has been hampered by myths and superstitions. Today however, because we are becoming aware of the fact that women have a much greater capacity for physical activity and a much greater desire for sports programme, more women are developing their talents in this field. Women’s role in society has changed greatly in the last few decades. This change has been accompanied by a change in the public's attitude towards the women athlete and sports programme. Our sports programme for women must of course be geared to women's abilities, both as performers’ coaches and leaders. Being a physical education professional the investigator wanted to elicit the potentiality of female endeavour through organized programme. She observed that lack of leadership quality, perhaps, forced them to accept male dominance in sports along with other walks of life. In Indian context' the researcher has no hesitation to say that the girls and the women who are admitting themselves in physical education training college for a professional carrier in physical education and sports are definitely progressive in respect to their times . They would lead the profession in future…show more content…
These were LAZIUM (a classical Indian light apparatus drill in combination with rhythmic movement and BRATACHARI (a traditional Bengali physical culture, combined of vigorous movements to body parts, folkdance and traditional marshal art). The mean rating scores of pre and post test in these two activities were presented in Table No - 4. The pre test score of LAZIUM was reasonably lower, 2.63. This is because LAZIUM activity is not very popular in eastern part of the country (W.B) in comparison of the western part of the country (MAHARASTRA state). The other rhythmic activity BRATACHARI is very popular in WEST BENGAL and even in schools this programme is being conducted. Therefore the mean pre test score was some what better (5.39) in comparison to LAZIUM. The post test score in both the activities were improved and the magnitude of improvement was very high in LAZIUM (130.41%). When the pre and post test means were compared, the obtained ‘t' value showed that the post test mean was significantly higher than the pre test score of both LAZIUM and BRATACHARI activities. The pre test was conducted in 3rd week of July '14 and the post test was conducted in 3rd week of September '15. Within the eight weeks period by participation in various physical activities and conditioning programme general physical fitness had improved. This had perhaps improved the balance and co-ordination of the body. A good

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