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    STUDIA EDUCATIO ARTIS GYMNASTICAE - Issue no. 2 / 2013  
         
  Article:   IMPROVING THE REACTION TIME OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS (GRADES V-VI) THROUGH CREATIVE EXERCISES SPECIFIC FOR SCHOOL BASKETBALL.

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  Abstract:  VIEW PDF: IMPROVING THE REACTION TIME OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS (GRADES V-VI) THROUGH CREATIVE EXERCISES SPECIFIC FOR SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The paper shows a pragmatic strategy in order to optimize the means for improving the reaction time of secondary school pupils (grades V-VI). In order to improve this psychomotor skill within the field of basketball in secondary school we used certain exercises and practiced them with the pupils, exercises which demanded fast reactions upon different signals (sound, tactile, visual), starting from different initial positions. During the first phase specific exercises as responses to different signals were conceived under our guidance with the entire class, which were then practiced. During a second phase, after having understood the task, the children devided into teams needed to conceive similar exercises. The most significant were then practiced with the entire class, using up front practicing (with even and individual pace), in pairs or goups. As a result of processing the information gathered during the final tests, it can be observed that the values of the trial group are better than the ones of the control group. This fact proves the efficiency of the independant variable (strategy and applied exercises) und its influence on the dependant variable meaining the results obtained and the improvements pointed out. The paper describes some of the exercises used and applied to the trail group.

Keywords: skill, psychomotor skill, reaction time, sound signal, visual signal, initial position, technical procedure.

 
         
     
         
         
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