This study assessed the level of motor abilities for female student's age (6-9) in Muscat region Sultanate of Oman. It aimed to identify the level of motor abilities components so that organizers of the physical education and sport can determine the requirements and objectives of the PE programs offered. It was conducted on 288 students (Female) implementing a group of measurements namely: height, weight, muscle strength (grip right & left hand - legs - back) as well as flexibility of the spine on the horizontal axis, legs explosive power, agility, coordination, static balance and reaction time. The results show significant increase in most student motor abilities except flexibility, balance in the right leg and power. In addition, there were variation in the rate of development that emerged clearly at age 8, while an increase of most abilities were close between students age 8-9 years. The study recommends that designing school sports programs should be relevant to students' abilities at this ages and a great considering given to flexibility and balance. Furthermore, power ability should also be given a great attention since it requires high coordination between neo-muscular systems. Authors recommend using the results as a guideline for evaluating students motor abilities development and comparing between Omani female students with their peers from other communities as well as conducting studies on other ages.
|Translated title of the contribution||The level of motor abilities of girls aged 6-9 years in the Governorate of Muscat - Sultanate of Oman|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||المجلة العلمية للتربية البدنية وعلوم الرياضة|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|