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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

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SANCHEZ SANCHEZ, Javier; YAGUE CABEZON, José Mª  and  MOLINERO GONZALEZ, Olga. Enjoy level research generated by technical and tactical training programs in young soccer players. CPD [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.1, pp.95-102. ISSN 1989-5879.

Enjoyment should be a value derived from the strategies developed during the sport learning stage. For this reason, we aim to determine which model of teaching-training soccer could engender greater enjoyment in young players. 101 players aged between 6 and 12 years have been consulted about the fun associated with technical training, defined as artificial situations discharged of any cognitive impairment in order to mechanize a particular ability; and tactical training through by taking part in global tasks that affect the processes of perception, decision and performance of the athlete. We administered the Questionnaire of Fun with Soccer Training, which was generated from Duda and Nicholls' inventaire (1992). The results of the study show that players had fun from both programs, although training based on tactical games generates greater enjoyment and  players spend more practice time on it. Our tactical training program, which gives more freedom to solve problems, would be higher on motivation levels. This factor is fundamental, because higher levels of motivation make fun decrease (Guay, Vallerand & Blanchard, 2000; Carratalá, Guzman, Carratalá & Garcia, 2006), and this is the main reason why children and adolescents drop out sports (Blázquez & Batalla, 1995; Molinero, Salguero, Tuero, Álvarez & Márquez, 2006).

Keywords : Fun; Technical training; Tactical training; soccer learning.

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