Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 3(4), pp. 412-423, April 2012
Full Length Research Paper
Effects of a modified football program in improving foot-eye coordination among students with intellectual disability
Wilson Tiu*1, Charrie Lee Salipot1, Charissa Anna Maquiraya1, Doris Maria Burkley1, Michiko Castaneda1 and Marie Grace Gomez2
1MA SPED students, College of Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman
2Faculty, College of Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman
*Corresponding Author Email: email@example.com
Received 28 March, 2012; Accepted 22 April, 2012
Foot-eye coordination skill is important in football. In this study, the researchers developed and validated a modified football training program in improving foot-eye coordination in persons with intellectual disability (PID). The training program specifically focused on improving passing, dribbling and shooting skills. Passing accuracy and time were recorded as part of performance measures. Results show that there was improvement in foot-eye coordination skill. Results also suggest that the performance measure used in this program can help in assessing players for leveling purposes.
Keywords: Foot-eye coordination, intellectual disability, football, shooting skills.