Indicators of speed and strength abilities of young fencers 12-13 years old




level of development, specific movements, health


Background and Study Aim. The health of a young athlete in the early stages of training is a mandatory element of the training process. This is a guarantee of the integrity of the process of training athletes for the next stage of preliminary basic training. The purpose of the study is to determine the indicators of speed and strength qualities of young fencers 12-13 years old at the stage of initial training.

Material and methods. Fencers (n=13, age – 12-13 years, sports experience – 3 years) took part in the study. The children's parents agreed to participate in the study. The following tests were used: speed of overcoming the distance of 14 meters by fencing steps forward in the on-quard position, seconds; speed of overcoming distance of 14 meters by fencing steps back in the on-quard position, seconds; hits on the target in 10 seconds, the number of times; “Standing Long Jump Test”, cm; "Vertical Jump Test", sm. The computer program Excel was used: the indicators of arithmetic mean and standard deviation were determined. Correlation analysis was performed to identify relationships between the results of athletes' control standards. Statistical reliability was determined by Student's t test.

Results. A sufficient level of development of speed and strength abilities for fencers of this age and qualification has been established. The relationship between the speed and strength of the muscles of the upper and lower extremities in young fencers was observed.

Conclusions. The selected content and load of athletes fully meet the objectives of training. This is emphasized by the steady development of speed and strength abilities of athletes during fencing.


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Author Biographies

Olena Nesen, H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

Associate Professor, PhD;; Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Viktoriia Klimenchenko, H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University;  Kharkiv, Ukraine.


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2022-02-02 — Updated on 2022-02-02


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Nesen O, Klimenchenko V. Indicators of speed and strength abilities of young fencers 12-13 years old . Pedagogy of Health. 2022Feb.2;1(1):23-8.