Physical training has been given special attention in recent years in the world of
high-performance sports in general and in football in particular. In the context where
we are witnessing a standardization of technical-tactical values, many times the level
of physical training is what makes it possible to tie the teams. Sports performance
has progressed a lot, we meet more and more often performances that in the past seemed
impossible to achieve, but currently this fact is possible thanks to the accumulation
of several factors such as: streamlining the selection process, modernizing the materials
and facilities used in training and competition, the improvement of training methodologies,
better trained specialists and the direct involvement of science in the sports training
process. Thus, the current study proposes the development and application of training
cycles centered on the development of speed, agility and coordination in children
under 12 years old who practice football. To evaluate the results, a battery of tests
was prepared that includes specific evaluations for each motor quality considered.
The results show that the selection of means and methods aimed at developing speed,
agility and coordination/skill are essential in the training process of young footballers,
and the applied training cycle gives very good results for the analyzed age group.
All the athletes improved their results between the initial and the final testing
period, which indicates a maximum effectiveness of the training.