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Original scientific paper

EXTRACURRICULAR SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: IMPACT ON MOTOR ACHIVIEMENTS AND PHYSICAL LITERACY

Romana Caput-Joginica ; Agronomski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Darko Lončarić ; Učiteljski fakultet, Sveučilište u Rijeci
Sergio de Privitello ; Fitness Centar „Studio S“, Rijeka


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Abstract

The aim of the research was to determine the
influence of an extracurricular sports program on motor
abilities and physical literacy of preschool children aged
from 4 to 6 years. For this purpose, the battery of six motor
tests of known metric characteristics was used to measure
the following motor abilities: coordination, strength,
flexibility and balance.
The data were calculated by descriptive statistics.
The differences in motor abilities between two time points
(initial and final), as well as the interactional effect of a
single variable on the global results of motor abilities in
repeated measurement with regard to the point of
measurement and gender, were calculated by multivariate
analysis of variance. The obtained results have confirmed
the previous findings describing the benefits of
continuous physical activity for the development of
preschool children motor abilities and physical literacy.
The results are also consistent with the previous research
showing that boys have better achievements in explosive
strength and coordination, whereas girls have better
achievements in dynamic strength, flexibility and
balance.

Keywords

preschool children, motor achievements, physical literacy

Hrčak ID:

47833

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/47833

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