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Vol 1, No 1 (2018): Stadium - Hungarian Journal of Sport Sciences

Published September 14, 2018



Gabriella Makra, László Balogh
Introduction: Examining physical activity and cognitive function has become a popular topic of research since the quality of these two components influences our quality of life and performance. It is very important for both sexes, all ages and life situations. Objective: Determining a type of physical activity (PA) that has an effect on both cogn...itive functions (CF) and motor skills and performance. Clarifying or promoting measurement methods, or developing new methods that meet current standards and objectives. The results may be used to help to impove performance in all areas. Method: Primary purpose of our study was to conduct a review, in order to summarize the relevant literature on the following topics: sex, age, fitness level, possible illness. Conclusions: We found a significant relationship between cognitive functions and physical activity, which can be transposition in a proper way, both in terms of living standards and performance. On the other hand, there are a lack of uniform, accurate measurement methods. Thhere is a need for specific physical activity routines that specifically improve the level of cognitive function, even at an older age.
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Orsolya Borók, Éva Bába Bácsné
The mental preparation of athletes for competition has become more appreciated. In this paper, we asked young athletes in Hungarian team sports about their experiences and expectations in mental preparation. In the research, we used an online questionnaire where 165 valuable responses were received. Most of the respondents were women, between 15-2...4 years of age, high school and college graduates, with urban background. Almost 90% of respondents have been confronted an obstacle with a negative impact on performance in sports before. Most athletes know well the activities of sports psychologists, however, only 10% of them have been mentally trained so far, while 70% of them would need it. Those sports associations achieve more successful results in the talent management, where sports psychologist was involved in the assessment of young children. Based on these, sports organizations should use a sports psychologist, because it could help achieve better sports performance for players and teams.
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Lilla Csenge Dara, Éva Bába Bácsné
The main focus of our research was the U16 age group since it is one of the most significant in terms of the young athlete’s future - probably professional - career. It was very helpful in research that this age group was a priority in the Basketball Academy of Debrecen’s program and they were competing in an international basketball league, i...n the European Youth Basketball League (EYBL). Thanks to the EYBL tournaments we have got a chance to analyze this youth category completely. For primer research we have chosen three teams, two Hungarian, and one Italian, to get an impression why is so important to play basketball at the international level in this age.  We have made interviews with the coaches, organizers and the manager of the league to have an international comparison of this age group.
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Zsuzsa Nagy, Anetta Éva Müller
Physical Education as a subject – much like other subjects – has its own literary and educational content and the primary goal is the transference of that knowledge. In this respect, it is but one subject. At the same time it is unique, being the only subject dedicated to improving the body and the physique, yet “when we talk about the inter...nal values of physical education, we only refer to its own literary and educational content. The meaning of this phrase includes the system of movement-based activities as well as the related intellectual knowledge” (RÉTSÁGI, 2011). During a Physical Education lesson students learn and practice movement-based activities, the importance of which is to improve their motor abilities, physical fitness (MÜLLER et al., 2013. MÜLLER et al., 2017) and mental health (BORBÉLY – MÜLLER, 2008). It may facilitate the prevention of numerous deformities or ailments, thus contributing to the preserving and of one’s health (MOSONYI et al., 2013., MÜLLER, 2015). For the past few years, multinational food companies (e.g. Danone and Nestlé) have also realized this, as they began to promote various programmes to support the regular physical activities of schoolchildren (RÁTHONYI – ODOR – RÁTHONYI, 2016). Physical Education in schools can only be considered effective if students come to appreciate and begin to feel the need for regular physical activities. For that purpose PE lessons are needed to be filled with content that is serious, requires effort (i.e. it should be a challenge that inspires improvement), but at the same time, it provides every student with feelings of success and enjoyment. This work, which at many times adapts to vastly different students (i.e. differentiates), is the duty of sports specialists and PE teachers (H. EKLER, 2013).
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Bernadett Juhász, Éva Bába Bácsné
Development of talents care systems plays an important role in handball today. The goal of the Hungarian Handball Association is to ensure that all children of the same age receive the same training throughout the country. The Association recently introduced a standard feed-back education system. The aim of this research was to demonstrate the evo...lution of the talent care system, especially the innovations introduced by the Association. The research method was interviewing handball experts. Five experts answered our questions, former elite players, currently coaches. Based on their responses, it was possible to compare the old and the current status of the training programmes. We may conclude, that the structure of handball training has significantly developed both technically and tactically. Professionals agree, that there are a number of changes have occurred in the theory and methodology of handball. The newly introduced regional, electronic control system – described in the Age Handbook were considered to be useful by the interviewees. According to the results of our pilot study, the new unified educational training system may result in a more successful international presence in the long term.
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István Győri, József Márton Pucsok, Melinda Biró
Tanulmányunkban arra keressük a választ, hogy a mentortanár hogyan, milyen módon tudja segíteni a mentoráltját. Milyen módszertani sajátosságokkal rendelkezik a testnevelés oktatása, és melyek azok a sajátosságai, amelyek különböznek más szakok mentortanári tevékenységétől? Mit tud hozzá tenni a mentortanár a mentoráltj...áért a negatív hatások csökkentéséhez és milyen eszközökkel képes a pozitív oldalt megerősíteni, valamint hogy milyen módon tudja segíteni a mentoráltja munkáját, szakmai fejlődését a mentor? Hogyan tudja a korai pályaelhagyást segítő hatásokat tompítani, a fellépő konfliktus helyzetekben, hogyan tud segítséget nyújtani. Eredményeink kérdőíves kutatáson alapultak. A vizsgálatban huszonöt fő vett részt, 32% férfi, 68% nő. A megkérdezettek életkora 32 és 59 év között helyezkedik el. A pedagógus munkakörben szerzett munkatapasztalat a legnagyobb számban 11 – 15 év közé tehető, ez a válaszadók 40%. A kutatás eredményei azt mutatják, hogy a vizsgálati személyek szükségesnek tartják a mentorálás folyamatát (lásd 1. diagram). A gyakorlott pedagógustársadalom fontosnak tartja a pályakezdők tapasztalt kolléga által történő irányítását. A gyakornokok, pályakezdők felkészültségével kapcsolatosan az eredmények azt támasztják alá, hogy minden pályakezdő rendelkezik valamiféle hiányossággal. 
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