Psychomotor and speed qualities and mindsets cultivation in junior judokas for competitive progress

Objective of the study was to estimate benefits of the junior judokasÂ’ psychomotor skills and cognitive processing speed building model for their competitive progress. Research methods applied were educational process monitoring, interviews, tests and comparative analyses to estimate the demand for and benefits of the model designed to build up the complex motor response rate; choice response rate; cognitive processing speed; competitive agility; competitive tactics control ability; good receptive response strategy; counterattacking tactics; versatility of situation-specific responses; creative thinking; offense/ defense skills and tempo; tolerance to external pressures; and tactics imposing skills in different weight classes in junior judo. The study analyzes the most efficient coaching models to develop the above qualities and skills; and rates weight factors of the complex motor response elements and competitive tactics control abilities critical for competitive progress and success. A cluster analysis under the study made it possible to rate the contributions of high-speed elements, competitive bout controls and versatility factors, with the following correlated factors found by the analyses: the dual correlation of weight class with numbers of competitions; and triple correlation of competitive tactics control skills, technical versatility rates and counterattacking tactics control skills.
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Subjects: speed sport physiology movement motor skill thinking cognition judo junior elite sport
Notations: combat sports social sciences
Published in: Theory and Practice of Physical Culture
Published: 2018
Issue: 8
Pages: 18-20 (print)
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced