RELATIONS BETWEEN BASIC MOTOR ABILITIES AND SPECIFIC PRECISENESS
OF FOOTBALLERS AGED 10-12
RELACIJE BAZIČNO MOTORIČKIH SPOSOBNOSTI I SPECIFIČNE
PRECIZNOSTI FUDBALERA UZRASTA 10 – 12 GODINA
Sport Mont 2007, V(12-13-14), 87-94
According to the research on the sample of 256 footballers aged 10-12 and the
battery including 20 tests for evaluation of the basic motor abilities and the battery of
24 tests for evaluation of specifi c preciseness, and as per canonic-correlation analysis,
a general conclusion can be reached that the boys were rather different in their basic
motor abilities. The differences were especially high in explosive strength, coordination,
aerobic endurance and balance. One could also conclude that the sample treated in this
manner (10-12 years of age) is very heterogeneous with respect to basic motor abilities.
The subjects showed the highest homogeneity in the tests of specifi c preciseness. They
also achieved particularly good results in the tests of vertical target hitting by leg and
Considering the relations of the basic motor abilities and specifi c preciseness, it
was concluded that the structure-based basic motor-canonic factor might be interpreted as
FACTOR OF SPEED ENDURANCE AND EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH, whereas structurebased
canonic factor of specifi c preciseness might be interpreted as the FACTOR OF
SPECIFIC PRECISENESS OF VERTICAL TARGET HITTING BY LEG AND HEAD.
The structure of the relations of the fi rst pair of canonic factors indicates that footballers
with lower speed endurance and lower explosive strength achieved poorer results in the
tests of specifi c preciseness of vertical target hitting by leg and head, and vice versa.
Structure of the relations of the second canonic factor indicates quite clearly that the
footballers with lower repetitive strength achieved lower results in the tests of specifi c
preciseness of horizontal and vertical target by leg and head in a newly created situation.
Here of course, the opposite was true, i.e. footballers with higher repetitive strength were
better in these tests too.
basic motor abilities, specifi c preciseness, footballers aged 10-12