Criteria of fitness: A comparative study of hockey and football girl players
Teams are prepared not only to play but to win the games. And for winning the game, it is not only the proficiency in the skills of the game, which bring victory, but more important is the spirit and physical fitness of the player with which he plays and performs his best in the competition. Physical fitness has always been a concern of man from pre-historic times. Indeed, it was survival for the fittest. Throughout human evolution man has been a nomad, a hunter and a farmer. His body had a high degree of adaptability for walking, running, jumping and throwing. Only recently complete changes have taken place due to motorization, automation and industrialization and demand to gross motor activities have been greatly reduced. These changes have caused a number of so called hypothinetic diseases and have lowered the degree of physical fitness (Percival et al 1982).