The Effect of Training Program on Physical Characteristics and Social Development of Boys

Fatma Celik Kayapinar, Recep Aydemir, Demet Hancer Aydemir


Sport is important for physical and social development of children. Through sports, recognition of the environment and communication with his/her environment takes place more easily for children. The aim of this research was to examine the effects of regular physical activity on physical and social developments of boys at 11 ages. The population of the study consisted of 11-years-old children. The sample group consisted of 10 children who want to participate in training and signed permission documents by their parents. In this study, 70 minutes of training program was implemented 2 days in a week during 12 weeks. The program was practiced 30 minutes games, 10 minutes stretching and the last half-hour handball abilities for developing physical skills and social abilities. In order to examine the social development, interviews were done with students and parents pre and last weeks of training by asking questions about some demographic characteristics, communication and expectations. In the analysis of the obtained data software package programme and content analysis was used. According to the result of this research, students developed taking responsibility and their communication skills. It was determined that the best friends of the students selected from the group who participated in training, They wanted to play handball as a professional in the future and their expectations from this education program realized. In addition, there was meaningfull increase at height and weight values.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n1s2p139

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