MOTOR ABILITIES OF STUDENTS AS PREDICTORS OF RESULT PERFORMANCE IN ATHLETIC DISCIPLINES
Faculty of Education – University of Travnik, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Motor abilities are undoubtedly very complex area and they participate in the organization of all types of movements, and in their base lies efficiency of organ systems, particularly neuromuscular, which is responsible for the intensity, the duration and the regulation of movement. It is often associated as a major factor of influence in the implementation of the results of athletic disciplines at the highest level. However, their impact on the realization of athletic disciplines is not negligible at school age. Exactly, being led by the assumption of the impact of motor abilities on the results for athletic disciplines of students was conducted this research. The study included the population of 65 male students, aged 14-15 years old from Mali Zvornik. The main objective was, by the application of regression analysis, to determine the size of the impact of the defined motor abilities (explosive strength, repetitive strength, speed, and flexibility) to success in athletic disciplines of three-team competition (60m running, long jump with a running start, shot put). The obtained results showed that the motor abilities generated a statistically significant effect in the result performance of all three athletic disciplines at the high significance level (p<0.001; p<0.005), which justified the statements and results of previous studies which analyzed the similar issues. The greatest impact of motor abilities is exerted on the results of running (Ro=0.93), followed by shot put (Ro=0.89), and the weakest in the long jump from the run-up (Ro=0.82).
motor abilities, prediction, athletic disciplines, physical education