Development of speed in the upper and lower extremities through games in children of 6-10 years old




Speed, Development, Games, Skills


Introduction. Motion games are part of children’s athletics and represent one of the most effective tools for acquiring specific physical education content within basic motor activities; movement games prove to be useful both during physical education classes and for children's leisure time (leisure motor activities, sports camps, etc.). The purpose of the study is; to measure, record, study and compare the state of speed quality since the age of starting school education. Also, this study will serve to better understand the state and scoring of sports talents. Methods. We have tested 100 children of which 50 were girls and 50 were boys. The intervention was done for 10 weeks. We have used 4- games. Tested: The Plate – Tapping test:25-meter sprints. Discussion. The results show “25-meter sprints” that the experimental group made an improvement for the boys first classes ≤ 0.07, second classes ≤ 0.19, third classes ≤ 0.13. Improvement for girls’ first classes ≤ 0.13, second classes ≤ 0.15, third classes ≤ 0.09. The results show the plate-tapping that the experimental group has made an improvement for boys first grade ≤ 0.30, second grade ≤ 0.20, third grade ≤ 0.30. Improvement for girl’s first classes ≤ 0.30, second classes ≤ 0.30, third classes ≤ 0.30. Conclusions. The use of movement games during the lesson increases the degree of effective participation, develops attention and the level of interaction between students, which represents another component of the general competencies of the primary school level.


Marsida bushati, Sports University of Tirana, Gustav Mayer School.


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Bushati, S., & Bushati, M. (2021). Development of speed in the upper and lower extremities through games in children of 6-10 years old. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(3proc), S905-S912.