2015, Volume 11, Issue 1
Battery of tests for evaluation level of motor abilities in high advanced wrestlers from perspective of 32 years of useing in practice
Włodzimierz Starosta1, Mario Baić2
1University School of Physical Education and Tourism in Białystok, Białystok, Poland
2Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Author for correspondence: Mario Baić; Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; email: mario.baic[at]kif.hr
Background and Study Aim: Level of motor abilities is the foundation of all kinds of training preparation wrestlers to competition. The low level of motor abilities may be cause of an imperfect technique, and this may results in an ineffective tactic. Therefore, generally aim of the work is a scientific argumentation justifying the use of recommended battery of tests in practice of wrestling training.
Material and Methods: Material was collected during 18 investigations 3 days sessions on 524 high advanced wrestlers (freestyle and Greco-Roman) of all weight categories and level of sport class. In all this investigations the method was own authors W. Starosta and J. Tracewski battery of 23 tests for an evaluation in points of the level of each motor abilities.
Results: A "T" scale enabling the transfer into points of results collected in different measuring units (kg, cm, s, degrees, number of repetitions) was elaborated. The use of this method for many years in the training of wrestlers of various levels of advancement, made it possible to work out standard indexes allowing for an evaluation in points of the level of each motor ability. Level of coordination had a considerable share (in seniors 28.6%, in juniors and cadets 52.2%).
Conclusions: Applying a battery of tests as an objective method enabled an evaluation of the level of each particular motor ability of the national team wrestlers in freestyle and Greco-Roman style in their long-term training cycle, as well as at various training periods.
Key words: coordination motor abilities, freestyle, Greco-Roman style, Polish national team, station method