The Influence of Exercises in Athletics on Teaching Speed and Coordination in 7-8-Year-Old Children
The aim of the study is to highlight the improvement of the coordination and speed skills of the children by using an operational training programme during the sports training lessons, based on the acquisition of the motor skills specific to the athletic events. This operational programme was applied for 4 months, three times a week, on a sample of 20 children aged 7-8 years. The evolution of the coordination and speed skills was assessed by the Touch-the-Plates Test, the Denisiuk test and the 20 m sprint test, carried out at the beginning and end of the experiment. The experimental research took place between at Bacau Athletics Hall, a 200m circular track room. In order to achieve the objectives we used game exercises, which aimed to learn the basic technical school elements of running, jumping and throwing, games of movement, relays, sports tracks. The conclusions highlight the improvement of coordination and speed.