A Study on Somatotype Profiles of the Players in Turkish Bocce National Team
Journal of Education and Training Studies
The aim of this study is to determine the differences between the somatotype profiles and inter-disciplinary somatotype profiles of the Turkish Bocce National Team players. In this study, the mean age of the Turkish Men's Bocce National Team (n-32) was determined as 21,75±2,35 (years), mean height was 177,62±1,03 (cm), mean body weight was 70,75±0,70 (kg), mean Body Mass Index (BMI) was 22,31±1,06 kg/m2, mean body fat percentage was 16,05±1%. The mean age of the Turkish Women's Bocce National
... 's Bocce National Team (n-21) was 21,76±2,12 (years), mean height was 165,33±4,24 (cm), mean body weight 55,14±6,36 (kg), mean BMI was 23,22±1,06 kg/m2 mean body fat percentage was 16,05±1%. The Heath-Carter method was used in determining the somatotype profiles of the players. the The statistical analyses in the study were made by using the SPSS 20.0 package program. Somatotype profile in men was determined endomorphic 3,21±0,33; mesomorph 5,04±1,11; ectomorphic 2,20±0,18 as mesomorphic-endomorphic; in women, endomorphic 3,33±1,42; mesomorph 5,08±0,26; ectomorphic 2,07±0,09 as mesomorphic-endomorphic. In this study, the somatotype profiles of the Turkish Bocce National Team players were determined, and a statistically significant difference was detected between the volo and petanque-raffa disciplines in men and women (p<0,05). It is believed that this difference stems from the physical performance requiring more muscular force in volo discipline than the petanque and raffa disciplines. In this study, the somatotype components are similar in tennis players in volo men group and the archers, judo players and Water polo players of the other groups (Men-women petanque and raffa group, Women volo group).