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Santos, Sara; Coutinho, Diogo; Gonçalves, Bruno; Schöllhorn, Wolfgang; Sampaio, Jaime; Leite, Nuno – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify the effects of a differential-learning program, embedded in small-sided games, on the creative and tactical behavior of youth soccer players. Forty players from under-13 (U13) and under-15 (U15) were allocated into control and experimental groups and were tested using a randomized pretest to posttest…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Teaching Methods, Randomized Controlled Trials, Comparative Analysis
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Dascal, Juliana Bayeux; Teixeira, Luis Augusto – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Decline of motor performance in older individuals affects their quality of life. Understanding the contribution of sport-related training in advanced ages might help to attenuate motor performance decay as one gets older. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the extent to which long-lasting training in running or sport-specific skills…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Older Adults, Athletics, Quality of Life
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Vescovi, Jason D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to quantify the locomotor, heart-rate, and metabolic power characteristics of high-level youth female field hockey matches. Method: Players from the U21 and U17 Canadian women's national teams were monitored during a 4-match test series using Global Positioning System technology. Position (forward,…
Descriptors: Athletes, Females, Team Sports, Foreign Countries
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Brunet, Jennifer; Sabiston, Catherine M.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer; Mathieu, Marie-Eve; Tremblay, Angelo; Barnett, Tracie A.; Lambert, Marie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: Identification of factors that relate to physical activity behavior in children at higher risk for weight problems--namely, children with obese parents--is key to informing the development of effective interventions to promote physical activity and reduce obesity. The purpose of our study was to examine children's perceptions of parental…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Child Health
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Loustalot, Fleetwood; Carlson, Susan A.; Kruger, Judy; Buchner, David M.; Fulton, Janet E. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: To describe those who reported meeting the "2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" ("2008 Guidelines") muscle-strengthening standard of 2 or more days per week, including all seven muscle groups, and to assess the type and location of muscle-strengthening activities performed. Method: Data from HealthStyles…
Descriptors: Muscular Strength, Adults, Physical Activities, Guidelines
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Wang, Chao; Chen, Peijie; Zhuang, Jie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to objectively assess levels of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) of Chinese city children and youth aged 9 to 17 years old using accelerometers and to examine their differences by gender, age, grade, and weight status. Method: The PA and SB of 2,163 students in 4th grade through 11th grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Measurement Equipment
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Niederer, Iris; Kriemler, Susi; Zahner, Lukas; Burgi, Flavia; Ebenegger, Vincent; Marques- Vidal, Pedro; Puder, Jardena J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
In the Ballabeina study, we investigated age- and BMI-group-related differences in aerobic fitness (20 m shuttle run), agility (obstacle course), dynamic (balance beam) and static balance (balance platform), and physical activity (PA, accelerometers) in 613 children (M age = 5.1 years, SD = 0.6). Normal weight (NW) children performed better than…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Obesity, Comparative Analysis
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Ford, Paul R.; Williams, A. Mark – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
Athletes born early within an annual youth age-group selection year are probably more likely to be selected for sports teams and talent development programs than those born later in that year. Overrepresentation of these relatively older athletes in youth and adult sport is known as the relative age effect (RAE). RAEs were found in these popular…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletes, Talent Development, Comparative Analysis
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Liu, Ting; Jensen, Jody L. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
The purposes of this study were to associate age-related performance deficits in children with the use of recall strategies and to determine whether children who performed poorly in cycling would benefit from learning a recall strategy. In Experiment 1, 18 younger children (ages 5-7 years) and 18 older children (ages 8-10 years) were asked to…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Comparative Analysis, Psychomotor Skills
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Gay, Jennifer L.; Monsma, Eva V.; Torres-McGehee, Toni M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
In the present study, we examined developmental and contextual factors that may increase the odds of reporting higher social physique anxiety (SPA) among 404 adolescent athletes 11 to 16 years old. Findings showed older, later maturing athletes past peak height velocity and with greater body mass index (BMI) reported higher SPA. Individual…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Athletes, Puberty, Anxiety
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Adalbjornsson, Carola F.; Fischman, Mark G.; Rudisill, Mary E. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
The end-state comfort effect has been observed in recent studies of grip selection in adults. The present study investigated whether young children also exhibit sensitivity to end-state comfort. The task was to pick up an overturned cup from a table, turn the cup right side up, and pour water into it. Two age groups (N = 20 per group) were…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Age Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Chen, Ang; Martin, Robert; Sun, Haichun; Ennis, Catherine D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
Constructivist physical education emphasizes cognitive engagement. This study examined the impact of a constructivist curriculum on in-class physical activity. Caloric expenditure in metabolic equivalents (MET) and vector magnitude count (VM) data from a random sample of 41 constructivist lessons were compared with those from a random sample of 35…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Physical Education, Physical Activities, Cognitive Processes
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Schott, Nadja; Alof, Verena; Hultsch, Daniela; Meermann, Dagmar – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
The protective effects of physical activity and fitness on cardiovascular health have clearly been shown among normally developed children. However, data are currently lacking pertaining to children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). The purpose of this study was to examine differences in fitness measures, body composition, and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Age Differences, Physical Activities