Improvement of the Structure and Content of an Annual Training Macrocycle for Young Pankration Athletes

Keywords: pankration, macrocycle, experimental program, training, athletes


The study objective is to improve the structure and content of the annual training macrocycle for athletes aged from 15 to 16 years old in pankration, taking into account the specifics of their competitive performance. 

Materials and methods. Theoretical analysis and generalization were used during work with literary sources on the problems of the research. Survey (questionnaire) was used for studying general approaches to the structure and content of young athletes’ training (aged from 15 to 16 years old) in pankration. There were also analyzed official programs for experienced pankration athletes which are used in Ukraine. Pedagogical experiment was held during September 2018 – July 2019. Its total duration was 10 months and 906 hours. Two identical six-month training macrocycles were performed. The control (21 athletes) and experimental (22 athletes) groups were formed. 

Results. It was more effective for the development of technical and tactical actions and special physical fitness of young athletes aged from 15 to 16 years old. It was confirmed by significant intra-group increases in indicators of athletes’ preparedness (p≤0.05-0.01). The total number of significant changes in the experimental group (p≤0.05-0.01) during the first and second stages of the experiment was 12 of 13 indicators, and their values were higher than in the control group. In the control group, significant positive changes (p≤0.05-0.01) were found in 6 indicators during the first stage of the experiment and 8 – during the second one. After the second stage of the experiment athletes of the experimental group performed about half of the technical and tactical actions with a higher level of stability, economy, efficiency in various situations during sparring matches. 

Conclusions. An experimental program made it possible to achieve an earlier deployment of adaptation processes to the specific physical activity available in training and competitive activities in pankration. 


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Maryan Pityn, Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Boberskyj

Department of Sports Theory and Physical Culture,
Kostyushka St, 11, Lviv, 79007, Ukraine

Oleg Sogor, Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Boberskyj

Department of Fencing, Boxing and National Combative Sports,
Kostyushka St, 11, Lviv, 79007, Ukraine

Ivan Karatnyk, Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Boberskyj

Department Ball and Recreational Games,
Kostyushka St, 11, Lviv, 79007, Ukraine

Yaroslav Hnatchuk, Khmelnytskyi National University

Department of Theory and Methods of Physical Education and Sports,  
Instytutska St,11 Khmelnitskyi, 29016, Ukraine

Oksana Blavt, Lviv Polytechnic National University

Department of Physical Education
Bandera St, 12, Lviv, 79013, Ukraine


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Pityn, M., Sogor, O., Karatnyk, I., Hnatchuk, Y., & Blavt, O. (2021). Improvement of the Structure and Content of an Annual Training Macrocycle for Young Pankration Athletes. Teorìâ Ta Metodika Fìzičnogo Vihovannâ, 21(3), 185-193.