CONTRIBUTIONS REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPEED THROUGH SPECIFIC FOOTBALL ACTION MEANS FOR THE FIFTH GRADE PHYSICAL EDUCATION LESSON
The main objective of this research was to organize a pedagogical experiment that would observe the influence of the specific football action means in the development of the psycho-motor skill - speed. The practical experiment was conducted on two grades from the "Mihai Dragan" school, in Bacau. Grade 5 B comprised 30 pupils: 21 boys and 9 girls (2 girls being exempt from Physical Education, on medical reasons). Grade 5 C comprised 29 pupils: 8 girls (2 being exempt from Physical Education, on medical reasons), and 21 boys (2 being exempt from Physical Education, on medical reasons). The experiment was conducted outdoors, on the school's handball court. At the end of the research, it can be said that at the final testing, the experimental group recorded a larger progress than the witness group: for the 25 m speed run test, the experimental group recorded a time that was a hundredth of a second better than the witness group's; one could say that this is an insignificant fact, given the difference, but looking at the results recorded in the other two tests, the 4 x 10 m relay, and the high jumping, one can see a clear difference, which can lead us to say that the experimental group has improved, in comparison to the witness group.