Development of coordination abilities of fencers aged 10-12 years living in the territory of martial law




Kharkiv, Ukraine, military position, fencin, coordination, basic preparation, training


Background and purpose. Success in sports activities is determined by various criteria, among which the level of development of coordination abilities stands out. The initial stage of training young athletes is important for the development of coordination abilities. At the same time, the martial law in the territory of residence of the athletes entails the need to ensure the safety conditions of life. Forced relocation of young athletes to safer places of residence presents coaches and parents with other training conditions. The purpose of the research is to identify opportunities for the development of special coordination abilities of young fencers aged 10-12 years in crisis situations caused by martial law.

Material and methods. Young fencers (n=16, age – 10-12 years, Kharkiv, Ukraine) took part in the study. The participants were divided into 2 groups – the experimental group (EG, n=8) and the control group (CG, n=8). The selection of groups took place depending on the possibility of compact accommodation of at least 8 athletes in one place and the possibility of training. The groups studied three times a week for 3 hours. The control group studied according to the standard program of the fencing department of the sports school. The experimental group studied according to the author’s program. The study lasted 6 months. Parents gave their consent for their children to participate in the experiment.

Results. The extremely difficult conditions of conducting the research had a significant impact on the result. The effectiveness of the developed program for improving the level of coordination abilities of 10-12-year-old fencers has been proven. At the end of the study, positive changes occurred in both groups.

Conclusions. It is recommended to use video media of communication to correct plans for preparing and performing tests. The focus of the training program for athletes should be focused on increasing the amount of load that can be performed at home. Ensuring safety conditions for young athletes and coaches is a mandatory condition for training.


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Author Biographies

Iryna Kryventsova, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; Alchevsʹkykh st., 29, Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine.

Vladimir Potop, University of Pitesti; University of Pitesti (Pitesti, Romania); State University of Physical Education and Sport (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova).

Krzystzof Prusik, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport; Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport; Gdansk, Poland.

Dmytro Samoilov, H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University; H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University;  Alchevsʹkykh st., 29, Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine.


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Kryventsova I, Potop V, Prusik K, Samoilov D. Development of coordination abilities of fencers aged 10-12 years living in the territory of martial law. Pedagogy of Health. 2022;1(2):34-8.

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