Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of basic ski training on balance, flexibility, quickness and endurance in 8-10 age group children. Method: The measurements were taken in the project of snow storms carried out by Kayseri Provincial Directorate of Youth Services and Sports. The participants were the volunteers who did not know the total of 21 skiing sport consisting of 13 boys and 8 girls. Ski basic training was applied 3 days a week for 8 weeks. Dependent group t and Wilcoxon tests were used to compare the data between groups. Findings: A statistically significant difference was found in pre-test and post-test body weight parameters of boys and girls (p <0.05). There was no statistically significant difference in height (p> 0.05). While there were significant differences in the flamingo test, 10x5 shuttle run tests and girls' sit-up test and mini-Cooper test in the pre- and post-test (p <0.05), there was no significant change in the velocity movement in both groups (p> 0, 05). While there was a significant change in systolic blood pressure in boys (p <0.001), the change in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure was not significant (p> 0.05). Conclusion: As a result, it has been found that the basic ski training has a positive effect on balance, flexibility, quickness and endurance in 8-10 age group children. The fact that this effect is higher in girls suggests that they are more passive before they start their education. Similar studies can be performed in different age groups and in different regions. When organizing the training program, coaches should consider the difference between boys and girls in children aged 8-10.
Child, Skiing, Age
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