Biomotor Status and Kinesiological Education of Girls Aged 10 to 12 Years – Example: Volleyball

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Biomotor Status and Kinesiological Education of Girls Aged 10 to 12 Years – Example: Volleyball

Croatian Anthropological Society; [email protected]
  • Selection
  • Volleyball
  • Kinesiological Education
  • Schoolgirls Aged 10–12
  • Biomotor Status


The aim of this study was to define processes of orientation and/or selection towards sports game of volleyball in schoolgirls of Ka{tela, aged 10–12, by examining the relations between regular classes of physical education (PE) and extracurricular sport activities. For this purpose, two morphological measures were used (body height and body mass) and a set of 11 motor tests (6 basic motor abilities tests and 5 motor achievement tests) on a sample of 242 girls aged 10–12 was used, divided into a subsample of 42 girls participating in volleyball training (Volleyball players) and a subsample of 200 girls who do not participate in volleyball training (volleyball non-players). Based on the comparison of test results of schoolgirls from Ka{tela and Croatian norms, factor analysis of applied variables and discriminant analysis of these variables between volleyball players and non-players, processes and/or phases of selection in forming quality volleyball players were defined. Selection processes are preceded by orientation processes in physical education classes, i.e. choosing those sport activities which are in accordance with the biomotor status of students. Results have shown that orientation and initial selection in female volleyball needs to be executed based on the motor set of psychomotor speed, repetitive strength of the trunk and flexibility (muscle tone regulation), and body height. Volleyball training has affected themuscle mass development and the development of strength factors, so that explosive strength of jumping and/or takeoff, along with body height, has predominantly differentiated female volleyball players from non-players, aged 10 to 12, and serve and spike quality will have dominant influence on the match outcome.

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