Measurement is an important aspect of all the programmes of physical education and sports. Without measurement it becomes very difficult to determine the level of achievement of various objectives of physical education and sports by an individual. The following are the importance of measurement in physical education and sports :
(a) For Giving Motivation : The amount and ways of motivation can be given to students or participants on the" basis of measurement.
(b) For Discovering the Needs of Participants : Measurement helps in discovering the needs of participants. It identifies the strength and weaknesses of participants or students. The curriculum can be prepared accordingly. It also shows where emphasis should be laid.
© For Knowing the Abilities and Capacities : With the help of measurement, teachers of physical education can come to know about the abilities and capacities of students which ultimately help in preparation of a programme.
(d) For Preparation of Effective Planning : With the help of measurement, the effective planning can be prepared. Without measurement, a good planning can be completely useless. Teaching or coaching method can be changed on the basis of measurement. Students can be guided or directed appropriately with the help of measurement.
(e) For Getting Knowledge about the Progress : With the help of measurement, physical education teachers can get the appropriate knowledge about the progress of students. To blow about the progress is not only significant for the teachers but for students also. If students do not progress they will be in the dark. Without the appropriate knowledge of their progress, they cannot come to know where they stand. Even the teachers of physical education cannot modify the programmes of physical education and sports appropriately. Without measurement it is difficult to determine accurately the extent to which the objectives have been met. Teachers cannot improve the programmes related to physical education, if they don’t know the level of achievement or progress.
(f) For Knowing the Achievements in Future : On the basis of measurement, the achievements of participants in future can be predicted.
(g) For Proper Classification of Students : With the help of measurement, students can be classified properly.
Consequently, it can be said that measurement is really significant in the field of physical education and sports.