Investigation of basic motor skills according to TGMD-2 test on male athletes of 10 ages group who participated to competitions in different sports branches

Bastik C., Kalkavan A., YAMANER F., Sahin S., Gullu A.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.4741-4745 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.328
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.4741-4745


This study investigated that were between differences of basic motor skill levels on 120 male athletes of 10 age groups that participated to competition in soccer, handball, tennis, table tennis, swimming and taekwondo branches. TGMD-II (Test of Gross Motor Development-2) was used a measurement method for basic motor skills that preferred commonly. Shapiro-Wilkoxon test was used for examining the normal distribution of data. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used for determining of differences between sports branches. For significant differences the Tukey's HSD test was applied as the second-level test. (p<0.05) was accepted for the level of significance. According to sports branches the findings showed that, there were significant differences between TGMD-II locomotors sub-test scores (F-5,F-119; 8.058; P<0.001), between TGMD-II object control sub-test scores (F-5,F-119; 7.037; P<0.001) and between TGMD-II points of children (F-5,F-119; 9.722; P<0.001), respectively. Today many different tests are used in the world related with the basic motor skills. Some of them are come to the fore due to widespread usage or high reliability and validity. At the beginning of their TGMD-II Test comes. Knowing of levels of children in stage of sporting activities is important. In this regard, according to age groups of tests that measure the implementation of the basic motor skills come to the fore. For taking under control of the adolescence and diversity of growth, it may be useful to apply similar studies in different age groups and various sports disciplines.