Investigation of the Effect of Eight Weeks Gymnastic Training on Biomotor Skills of Children
Keywords:sports, gymnastics, children, training, motor skills
The aim of this study was to research the effect on biomotor skills of adding gymnastic work to training of children receiving ice-skating education. The mean age in the study was 5.1±0.8 years, a total of 18 children volunteered to participate. The experiment group had gymnastic training in addition to ice-skating training, while the control group only participated in ice-skating training. Before and after the study, the leg strength, explosive strength, balance and flexibility skills of sportspeople were observed. The results of the study found the experimental group had significant variation in long jump, flexibility, balance and vertical jump pretest and posttest measurements (89.5±19.6 cm-100.0±13.3 cm, 7.7±4.7 cm-10.2±3.6 cm, 15.6±5.2 times-10.7±5.7 times, 15.3±6.8 cm-21.8±6.4 cm, respectively), while the control group only showed significant change for flexibility performance. In light of these results, 8-week gymnastic training can be said to be an effective method to develop explosive strength and flexibility performance.