The technique of formation «sense of the ball» of young football players (8-9 year-old) at the initial stage of training.

I.B. Hrynchenko, V.O. Nakonechnyi, V.V. Sikora, T.V. Karpunets


Research aim is to substantiate, develop and experimentally prove the methods of technical training of young football players (8-9 years) based on the formation of the “sense of the ball”. Materials and Methods. 36 young football players were involved in the study (18 boys in each control and experimental group), 8-9-year-old boys with two years of experience in playing football. The peculiarity of the author's experimental methodology is, firstly, the inclusion in the preparatory part of the complex of special exercises in the place; secondly, at each lesson, young football players performed exercises with juggling a ball of reduced weight and size; thirdly, in the main part of the classes, experimental exercises were performed using the “ball in the net” device – multiple, serial strikes on the ball. Results. Summarizing the results of the pedagogical experiment, we note that the use of the technique developed by us for technical training of young (8-9-year-old) football players, based on the formation of the “sense of the ball”, contributes to improving the quality of mastering the basic technical techniques of the game and ways of performing them in various combinations, in terms of movement and interaction with teammates. It was found that for all held tests, which characterizing technical preparedness, the differences between the control and experimental groups are statistically significant (p <0.05). Conclusions. The experimental author’s method of the «sense of the ball» among young football players includes exercise to ensure multiple strikes the ball by player, which should include such technical methods as dribbling, ball pass and strikes on ball. The educational and training process according to the author’s provides for the use of exercises with the ball of reduced weight and size, and also the use of additional training device “ball in the net”.


sense of the ball; exercises with the ball; technical readiness; young football players


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