COMPARISON OF ANNUAL CHANGES IN SELECTED PHYSICAL AND MOTORIC CHARACTERISTICS IN AGE 13-15 WRESTLERS
Cem Sinan ASLAN, Mahmut KARAKOLLUKÇU, Mehmet GÜL, Mücahit FİŞNE
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Yüksek Okulu, Sivas
The aim of this study was to determine physical and motoric changes of 13-15 year-old wrestlers at the end of one year. A total of 26 regularly training wrestlers participated voluntarily in this study realised in Sivas city. Initially, a first test was applied to the participants, and a last test a year later was applied, and test results were compared. For data analysis of this descriptive study, the SPSS v21.0 program was used. Data evaluation was done via descriptive statistics, and paired sample t-test was used to compare test results. The level for alpha (α) was set as 0.05. When data obtained was analyzed; height, body weight, body mass index, body fat ratio, lean body mass, hand grip strength, flexibility, medicine ball throwing distance, 30 s sit-ups, anaerobic power and aerobic endurance scores increased significantly, but values for vertical jump, standing long jump and 30 m speed did not produce any significant changes.