2015, Volume 11, Issue 1
Dynamics of the development of coordination motor abilities in freestyle wrestlers aged 16-20
Dariusz Gierczuk1, Jerzy Sadowski1
1Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in Biala Podlaska, Poland
Author for correspondence: Jerzy Sadowski; Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in Biala Podlaska, Poland; email: jerzy.sadowski[at]awf-bp.edu.pl
Background and Study Aim: The aim of the study was changes in the levels of selected indices of coordination motor abilities (CMA) in freestyle wrestlers during a 4-year training process.
Material and Methods: The tests were carried out fivefold with one-year interval periods between each of them. They included the same group of wrestlers (n=15) from the sports club “Radomka”. Twelve selected indices describing 7 CMA were subjected to analysis during the four-year continuous research.
Results: It was observed that changes in the levels of CMA in freestyle wrestlers aged 16-20 occurred at different times, in different directions, with different intensity levels and had their own distinctive character. The greatest changes in the levels of CMA were discerned at the age of 16-17, where the bulk of CMA under investigation, kinesthetic differentiation and balance in particular, developed considerably. Moreover, it was noted that at the age of 19 and above a quick reaction ability still evolved.
Conclusions: Oriented individualised development of CMA in competitors at every stage of training may positively affect the process of learning and improving sports technique and the selection of effective strategies in performance.
Key words: combat sport, monitoring CMA, sports-motor tests