Motor and mental solution in collective sport initiation in primary education

Francisco Javier Castejón

Víctor López Ros

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Castejón Oliva, F. J., & López Ros, V. (2000). Motor and mental solution in collective sport initiation in primary education. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 61, 37-47.



  The adjustment of the teaching learning contents in Physical Education, requires of a rigorous analysis that permit to adjust them to the maximum with the educational needs of the student body. Due to the fact that the sports initiation, and especially the collective sports, they are contained of used teaching customarily, and that the professorship has attempted to approach them being based on own experiences or various proposals, but in most cases without a great scientific base, necessary and indispensable, it has been approached an investigation study in the one which have intervened pupils, boys and girls, of two different populations, Girona and Madrid in order to prove and analyze the motor and mental components of the student body in the real situation of the game. The hypothesis that we have treated of proving have been, if exist differences between the boys and girls of the educational levels studied in the motor and mental solution in the sports initiation, additionally, the differences that they can exist between the courses and what distance is verified between the study ages to approach a physical activity that implies an initial step to the hour of teaching the collective sports in the classes of Physical Education. They have been employed three measure instruments: the first permits to analyze the mental solution without need of practice employing situation photographs of the real game with those which the pupils must choose to who to happen; the second is a pass test that permits to prove the technical dominance to use in a collective sport; and the third is a real game situation that permits to put in manifesto the relationship between the mental behavior and the motor of the pupil. This real game situation is “the game of ten passes” (81azquez, 1986; Torres, 1993). The results demonstrate that it do not exist differences between the two sexes in the study ages. In the case of the technical execution level, there is a considerable increase with the age and it is slightly greater in the kids that in the girls. In the paragraph of the real game, we find ourselves with a great variability in the results and we can not conclude that there are relative differences to the sex in none of the three courses. Respect at participation level during the game is confirmed that the pupils that more participate are not the pupils than more balls lose, what permits to guarantee the idea of the fact that it is convenient to use the real game practice as direct learning element. Finally, there is no a high correlation between the execution level measured in the test of technical execution and the decision execution during the game.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: July 01, 2000