Complex control of coordination and speed-power abilities in fire-applied sports

Keywords: fire-applied sports, obstacle course, coordination abilities, speed-power abilities, complex control


Background and Study Aim. To identify informative tests for complex control of coordination and speed-power abilities in fire-applied sports. Material and Methods. 38 experienced firefighter-athletes aged 15-17, who have been doing this sport for 5-6 years, took part in the research. The survey of Russian leading coaches allowed us to make up a bank of 20 tests. The Brave-Pearson correlation coefficient was used in the statistical processing of the results. The research results were processed using the Excel program. Results: Methods of controlling coordination and speed-power abilities with competitive result when overcoming a 100-meter obstacle course in fire-applied sports were experimentally substantiated. In accordance with the basic metrological requirements, close correlation relationship was found for 10 tests. Conclusion: Fire-applied sports is a complex technical type, to control the development of coordination and speed-power abilities it is necessary to rely not on one test, but on a bank of them. The identified informative tests can be recommended for complex monitoring of coordination and speed-power preparedness in fire-applied sports.


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Author Biographies

Georgiy G. Polevoy, Vyatka State University; Department of Physical Education. Vyatka State University, Russia
Irina V. Strelnikowa, Vyatka State University; Department of Physical Education. Vyatka State University; Moscow, Russia.


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How to Cite
Polevoy G, Strelnikowa I. Complex control of coordination and speed-power abilities in fire-applied sports. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2020;24(6):310-5.