Title: E-learning for Promoting the Potential for Participating in Sports: Effective Physical Training for Children Aged 10 to 13
Childhood and adolescence represent a period of rapid growth and development characterized by neuronal plasticity, formulation of self-concept, and the establishment of behavioral patterns that may enhance or diminish mental health. This study offered a strategy for preparatory physical training that allowed children to qualify for the sports club membership and continue physical education in sports schools. These sports schools have been established in every city across Russia and their aim is to prepare children and adolescents for professional sports activity. The study included 90 children aged 10 to 13, who were engaged in extracurricular sports activities. Data processing was carried out using the fitness level correlation analysis. Subsequent to the preparatory physical training, 85.6% of students in the experimental group and 72.5% in the control group met the guidelines of physical activity. The experimental group trained under the modified GPP training program, where the aim was to ensure preparedness for speed and strength sports. The experimental group used elements of e-learning in the form of fixing illustrative materials, records of fixing the results and recommendations of the trainer, training schedules and other special applications in the "cloud" services. The use of this program enabled a higher sports performance among students. Elements of e-learning contribute to reinforcing positive program outcomes. This physical activity approach may be included in the school education programs.