Analysis of the Influence of Sensorimotor Coordination Development on the Technical Execution of Balance Beam Dismounts

  • Vladimir POTOP PhD in science in Physical Training and Sport, Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Valeriu JURAT Doctor in pedagogical sciences, State University of Physical Education and Sport, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Ion CARP PhD in pedagogical sciences, State University of Physical Education and Sport, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Keywords: Balance beam, dismount, sensorimotor coordination, technique, performance


The purpose of this paper is to reveal the influence of sensorimotor coordination development on the technical execution of balance beam dismounts in the case of junior gymnasts aged 12 to 15 years. To achieve the purpose and objectives of the research, we used the following methods: review of specialized literature; pedagogical observation method; pedagogical experiment method; tests method; video computerized method of biomechanical analysis; method of movement postural orientation; statistical-mathematical method and graphical representation method. In this study we used 3 tests of assessment of sensorimotor coordination development: test 1 – stuck landing; test 2 –”Briuk” test, static balance and test 3 – static-kinematic stability. The biomechanical analysis was made by means of Physics ToolKit Version 6.0 program, monitoring the key elements of sports technique used in the dismounts off balance beam. The study findings show the level of sensorimotor coordination development in terms of spatial-temporal orientation, vestibular coordination and balance, kinematic and dynamic analysis of sports technique key elements regarding body segments trajectories, angular speeds and force momentum during dismounts off balance beam. As for the correlation of sensorimotor coordination indicators with performance results on balance beam, there are significant differences which confirm the influence of the sensorimotor coordination on junior gymnasts’ technical training on this apparatus. Also, the evaluation of sensorimotor coordination consistent with the biomechanical analysis of sports technique of dismounts off balance beam in the case of junior gymnasts aged 12 to 15 highlights their influence on the technical training and performances achieved in competitions.


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How to Cite
POTOP, V., JURAT, V., & CARP, I. (2018). Analysis of the Influence of Sensorimotor Coordination Development on the Technical Execution of Balance Beam Dismounts. LUMEN Proceedings, 3, 367-378.