This study aimed to explore whether a 16-week Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) volleyball intervention could improve primary school students’ physical fitness and body composition. Eighty-eight primary school students (age 13.3 ± 0.3 years) were randomized to a TGfU volleyball intervention group (VG) or a control group (CG). The CG attended three regular physical education (PE) classes per week, while the VG attended two regular PE classes and a TGfU volleyball intervention that was implemented in the third PE class. Body composition components (body weight, body mass index, skinfold thickness, body fat percentage, and muscle mass percentage) and physical fitness (flexibility, vertical jumps (squat and countermovement jump—SJ/CMJ), 30 m sprint, agility, and cardiorespiratory fitness) assessments were performed pre-and post-intervention period. Significant interaction effects between VG and CG and pre- and post-test were found for the sum of five skinfolds (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.168), body fat % (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.200), muscle mass % (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.247), SJ (p = 0.002, ηp2 = 0.103), CMJ (p = 0.001, ηp2 = 0.120), 30 m sprint (p = 0.019, ηp2 = 0.062), agility T-test (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.238), and VO2max (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.253). Further examination revealed a greater improvement among VG students compared to CG students in certain body composition and physical fitness outcomes. Implementing a TGfU volleyball intervention in the physical education curriculum appears to have effective stimuli for reducing adiposity and promoting physical fitness levels in seventh-grade primary school students.

School-Based TGfU Volleyball Intervention Improves Physical Fitness and Body Composition in Primary School Students: A Cluster-Randomized Trial / D. Stojanović, V. Momčilović, M. Zadražnik, I. Ilić, A. Koničanin, J. Padulo, L. Russo, T. Stojanović. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - 11:11(2023), pp. 1600.1-1600.15. [10.3390/healthcare11111600]

School-Based TGfU Volleyball Intervention Improves Physical Fitness and Body Composition in Primary School Students: A Cluster-Randomized Trial

J. Padulo
Co-ultimo
;
2023

Abstract

This study aimed to explore whether a 16-week Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) volleyball intervention could improve primary school students’ physical fitness and body composition. Eighty-eight primary school students (age 13.3 ± 0.3 years) were randomized to a TGfU volleyball intervention group (VG) or a control group (CG). The CG attended three regular physical education (PE) classes per week, while the VG attended two regular PE classes and a TGfU volleyball intervention that was implemented in the third PE class. Body composition components (body weight, body mass index, skinfold thickness, body fat percentage, and muscle mass percentage) and physical fitness (flexibility, vertical jumps (squat and countermovement jump—SJ/CMJ), 30 m sprint, agility, and cardiorespiratory fitness) assessments were performed pre-and post-intervention period. Significant interaction effects between VG and CG and pre- and post-test were found for the sum of five skinfolds (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.168), body fat % (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.200), muscle mass % (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.247), SJ (p = 0.002, ηp2 = 0.103), CMJ (p = 0.001, ηp2 = 0.120), 30 m sprint (p = 0.019, ηp2 = 0.062), agility T-test (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.238), and VO2max (p < 0.0005, ηp2 = 0.253). Further examination revealed a greater improvement among VG students compared to CG students in certain body composition and physical fitness outcomes. Implementing a TGfU volleyball intervention in the physical education curriculum appears to have effective stimuli for reducing adiposity and promoting physical fitness levels in seventh-grade primary school students.
physical education; team sport; small-sided games; modified games; health-related fitness; adolescents
Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive
2023
Article (author)
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
healthcare-11-01600.pdf

accesso aperto

Descrizione: Article
Tipologia: Publisher's version/PDF
Dimensione 1.97 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.97 MB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/2434/974151
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 1
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 1
social impact