Impact of coordination training on the development of speed among young judokas from 10 to 12 years old



training, young, speed, coordination, judo, athlete


Purpose: Judo is a combat sport requiring physical qualities that include speed and coordination. They are essential for brief and intense attacks. Study the impact of a training based on coordination adapted to the age group (10 to 12 years) on the development of speediness among young’s judokas. Materials: The study was conducted at Svelty Club, sports association in Kenitra, city in north-western Morocco, from March 2nd, 2019 to May 5th, 2019, on a sample of 12 young judoka aged from 10 to 12 years divided into two groups, control group and experimental group. At first both groups received two tests, 10m speed test and Uchi Komi test, which we considered initial tests. The experimental group had a training program spread over 12 weeks that focused on the development of speed through coordination. For the control group, we followed the regular training of the club. Both tests were re-administered after the end of the training program (final tests). Results : The initial test value for the experimental group for Uchi Komi test was 7 ± 0.9, and the final test was 8.7 ± 1.03, which shows a significant difference according to the T test, (p = 0.001≤ 0.05) in contrast to the control group (p = 0.23≥0.05). For the 10m speed test, the experimental group showed a significant difference between the value of the initial test and the final test (p = 0.003≤0.05), unlike the control group (p = 0.93≥0.05). Conclusion: The development of physical qualities is still the primary goal of coaches; however this development is more decisive for young athletes. Our study has shown that a coordination training adapted to each athlete’s age can help coaches better develop other qualities namely speed.


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Author Biographies

L. Zeghari, Royal Institute of Management training; Salé, Morocco

H. Moufti, Royal Institute of Management training; Salé, Morocco

A. Arfaoui, Royal Institute of Management training; Salé, Morocco

A. Gaidi, Royal Institute of Management training; Salé, Morocco

K. Addal, Royal Institute of Management training; Salé, Morocco


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Zeghari L, Moufti H, Arfaoui A, Gaidi A, Addal K. Impact of coordination training on the development of speed among young judokas from 10 to 12 years old. Pedagogics, psychology, medical-biological problems of physical training and sports. 2019;23(6):325-9.

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