Introduction and objectives of the study The Youth Game are an italian sport event that involved the student of the middle school in several sports and are a good chance to analyze and compare the performance of great sample. In this study the data of 3 official track and field competition are collected, in order to value the differences about age, gender, school and provenience country. Methods The analyzed competition were: 30m of sprint, long jump and vortex throw. Trials have been performed on official track and measurements have been collected from Track and field federation referees. Subjects participating to this study, attended the 1st and 2nd class of the middle school of Bologna and his province (age 12-13 years). Students have been compared about the class, gender, town (big=BT, middle=MT and little town school=LT) and Country (Italy=IT or Other=OT).In tab. 1 is described the sample size. Tab. 1 NUMBER Class Male Female TOTAL 1 216 220 436 2 91 75 166 TOTAL 307 295 602 Results In tab. 2 are reported the means of the groups in the 3 trials. SPRINT m/sec JUMP mt THROW mt Class Male Female Male Female Male Female 1 5,30 5,22 2,86 2,58 23,62 14,44 2 5,55 5,37 3,11 2,82 27,76 16,04 The Statistical Analysis highlighted in all trials significant differences between genders and classes. In the comparison among schools, the only significant difference occur in the 2nd class student throw, where the ST schoolgirls achieve the best results. Between provenience country, the 1st class schoolgirls shows the only significant difference in sprint, where the IT girls run more quickly then the OT. Conclusions While the differences about gender and class were expectable, at the beginning of this study, a larger difference among the towns were expected; whereas the significant differences occur only in the 2nd class schoolgirls throw. In this case we can suppose that the LT girls can practice sport in a larger area and have more possibilities to play in the open air: in fact the trend shows best results in LT and MT also in long jump and sprint run. About the provenience country, it’s possible that the better social standing of IT parents lead daughters to be engaged in many activities and to spend more time to practice sport; so it’s possible to explain the best performance in sprint of the OT schoolgirls. An other step to master the research can be to identify the subject’s sport experience and TO study the influence on the mentioned data. References -Carbonaro A., Madella A., Manno F., Merni F., Mussino A. La valutazione nello sport dei giovani Società Stampa Sportiva, Roma (1998) -Ward D., Saunders R., Pate R. Physical Activity Interventions in Children and Adolescents Human Kinetics (2007) -Lea Lund J., Fortman Kirk M. Performance-Based Assessment for Middle and High School Physical Education Human Kinetics (2002)

PERFORMANCE DIFFERENCES AMONG CHILDREN OF MIDDLE SCHOOL ABOUT CLASS, GENDER, TOWN AND COUNTRY / Franceschetti F.; Merni F.; Ciacci S.. - STAMPA. - (2008), pp. 113-114. (Intervento presentato al convegno 4th International Symposium Youth Sport 2008, The Heart of Europe tenutosi a Ljubljana nel 14-16/11/2008).

PERFORMANCE DIFFERENCES AMONG CHILDREN OF MIDDLE SCHOOL ABOUT CLASS, GENDER, TOWN AND COUNTRY.

FRANCESCHETTI, FRANCESCO;MERNI, FRANCO;CIACCI, SIMONE
2008

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Introduction and objectives of the study The Youth Game are an italian sport event that involved the student of the middle school in several sports and are a good chance to analyze and compare the performance of great sample. In this study the data of 3 official track and field competition are collected, in order to value the differences about age, gender, school and provenience country. Methods The analyzed competition were: 30m of sprint, long jump and vortex throw. Trials have been performed on official track and measurements have been collected from Track and field federation referees. Subjects participating to this study, attended the 1st and 2nd class of the middle school of Bologna and his province (age 12-13 years). Students have been compared about the class, gender, town (big=BT, middle=MT and little town school=LT) and Country (Italy=IT or Other=OT).In tab. 1 is described the sample size. Tab. 1 NUMBER Class Male Female TOTAL 1 216 220 436 2 91 75 166 TOTAL 307 295 602 Results In tab. 2 are reported the means of the groups in the 3 trials. SPRINT m/sec JUMP mt THROW mt Class Male Female Male Female Male Female 1 5,30 5,22 2,86 2,58 23,62 14,44 2 5,55 5,37 3,11 2,82 27,76 16,04 The Statistical Analysis highlighted in all trials significant differences between genders and classes. In the comparison among schools, the only significant difference occur in the 2nd class student throw, where the ST schoolgirls achieve the best results. Between provenience country, the 1st class schoolgirls shows the only significant difference in sprint, where the IT girls run more quickly then the OT. Conclusions While the differences about gender and class were expectable, at the beginning of this study, a larger difference among the towns were expected; whereas the significant differences occur only in the 2nd class schoolgirls throw. In this case we can suppose that the LT girls can practice sport in a larger area and have more possibilities to play in the open air: in fact the trend shows best results in LT and MT also in long jump and sprint run. About the provenience country, it’s possible that the better social standing of IT parents lead daughters to be engaged in many activities and to spend more time to practice sport; so it’s possible to explain the best performance in sprint of the OT schoolgirls. An other step to master the research can be to identify the subject’s sport experience and TO study the influence on the mentioned data. References -Carbonaro A., Madella A., Manno F., Merni F., Mussino A. La valutazione nello sport dei giovani Società Stampa Sportiva, Roma (1998) -Ward D., Saunders R., Pate R. Physical Activity Interventions in Children and Adolescents Human Kinetics (2007) -Lea Lund J., Fortman Kirk M. Performance-Based Assessment for Middle and High School Physical Education Human Kinetics (2002)
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4th International Symposium Youth Sport 2008, The Heart of Europe, Ljiubljana, Book of abstract,
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PERFORMANCE DIFFERENCES AMONG CHILDREN OF MIDDLE SCHOOL ABOUT CLASS, GENDER, TOWN AND COUNTRY / Franceschetti F.; Merni F.; Ciacci S.. - STAMPA. - (2008), pp. 113-114. (Intervento presentato al convegno 4th International Symposium Youth Sport 2008, The Heart of Europe tenutosi a Ljubljana nel 14-16/11/2008).
Franceschetti F.; Merni F.; Ciacci S.
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