AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

Children's sport - the physiological effects of a season's participation

by Geraldine Naughton

Institution: Footscray Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Physical Education and Recreation
Year: 1989
Keywords: 1117 Public Health and Health Services; School of Sport and Exercise Science; 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Record ID: 1043009
Full text PDF: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/15751/


The purpose of the study was two-fold: (i) to investigate the relative exercise intensities of pre-adolescent children participating in competitive games and practices of basketball, badminton, netball and tennis. (ii) to examine physiological, anthropometric and strength profiles of pre-adolescent children from the above mentioned sporting groups, as well as a control group, (who were not involved in organised sporting activities) over a period of three months corresponding to a season's participation in the sporting groups. For the purpose of the study an assumption was made. This assumption was that under steady state incremental conditions the heart rate and oxygen uptake relationship is as linear in children as it is in adults.