In this study motor performance of school students of 6th and 9th grade secondary modern intermediate schools (ERG) and high schools (GYM) was examined. The following tests were used: 20m sprint (action velocity), 6min endurance run (endurance), jump and reach (strength speed); holding chin-ups (strength endurance), standing on one leg (balance), target throwing (precision), stand and reach (flexibility). It was of interest to find out the differences between the types of school and between overweight and non overweight pupils. With regard to types of school significant differences were measured only in target throwing, standing on one leg and stand and reach. The motor performance of overweight pupils is lower compared to non overweight students in 20m sprint (p<0.001), 6min endurance run (p<0.001), jump and reach (p<0.001) and standing on one leg (p<0.001). In comparison with former studies (between 1975 and 1993) the current motor performance of the pupils is lower in jump and reach, holding chin-ups and stand and reach. It is higher in 20m sprint and standing on one leg. No differences could be measured in 6min endurance run. The results show a change in the profile of motor performance abilities but they do not indicate a general decline of motor performance at all.
|Translated title of the contribution||Sport-motoric performance capacity of children and adolescents in the Saarland - Selected results of the IDEFIKS-Study (Part 2)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Deutsche Zeitschrift fur Sportmedizin|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- Motor performance