SHS Web Conf.
Volume 48, 2018ERPA International Congresses on Education 2018 (ERPA 2018)
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||15 August 2018|
Improving the Physical Education and Sport Faculty students’ speed manifestation indices by means of the practical activities from the first year of study curriculum – bachelor’s degree studies
‘’Dunarea de Jos’’ University, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Garii Stret, no 63-65, 800003, Romania
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Part of motor fitness, speed is an extremely important motor skill, which ensures the success and efficiency of the performed activities, being nevertheless dependent on the genetic component. Thus, this skill is difficult to train as compared to other motor skills. The experimental study included 31 girls and 59 boys, first year students at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport from Galați, who were involved in the practical activities corresponding to the curriculum, comprising 7 subjects per semester and a number of 196 hours during 2015 – 2016 university year. The difference between the averages obtained in the initial and final tests and the statistical processing of these results allowed us to determine both those speed manifestation forms for which progress is achievable and the situations in which the statistically significant progress is limited, regardless of the effort put in the activities and of the diversity of the stimuli used. The practical activities in which students were involved were varied and focused on different types of speed and its combination with other skills, the level of student involvement being high. The fact that the two groups obtained significant progress and similar correlation indices in most tests allowed us to draw some general conclusions. Nonetheless, for the studied groups, there were also some situations in which certain specific features had to be taken into account such as the sex or the level of motor skills, which influenced the final results. Students’ progress in most tests highlight the optimization possibilities of the fitness level regarding speed and its combinations at a biological and chronological age for which the effort potential and the motor performance should be at an extremely high level.
Key words: physical fitness / types of speed / sport branches / rapid motor structures
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