COMPARATIVE STUDY REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT LEVEL OF REACTION AND MOVEMENT SPEED IN 10-12-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN
This paper presents a comparison between the development level of the speed, with its forms reaction speed and movement speed, in 10-12-year-old children, some who are and some who are not practitioners of organized athletic activities. Recognizing the fact that speed is very much genetically conditioned, the starting hypothesis for this study was that the children who practice regularly various sports have greater speed than the ones who do not. Tests were conducted to assess the reaction and movement speed in all three groups, twice, one year apart. The results have emphasized that the football group recorded the best values and had the best progress over one year, followed by the basketball group, and at the end, by the children who did not practice any sport, which conformed the initial hypothesis.