Physical education, sport and health culture in modern society <p>ISSN 2410-2156 (Online), ISSN 2220-7481 (Print)</p> <p><strong>State registration certificate</strong> КВ № 19773-9573 ПР of 15.03.2013.</p> <p>The scientific Journal «Physical Education, Sport and Health Culture in Modern Society» is a scientific specialized edition of Ukraine, which is included to the list of scientific professional publications of Ukraine – <strong>C</strong><strong>ategory «B»</strong> (<a href="">Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 1643 since 28.12.2019</a>).</p> <p>The results of the Phd and Doctoral thesis in the field of «<strong>Pedagogical </strong><strong>S</strong><strong>ciences</strong>» (on Specialties: 011 Education sciences, 014 Secondary Education (Physical Culture) (13.00.02; 13.00.04) and «<strong>Physical Education and Sport</strong>» (on Specialty 017 Physical Culture and Sport (24.00.01; 24.00.02; 24.00.03) are published in the Scientific Journal.</p> <p><strong>Year of establishment</strong>&nbsp;: 1999</p> <p><strong>I</strong><strong>nstituto</strong><strong>r: </strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University</a></p> <p><strong>Areas and issues:</strong> is an international periodical that covers a wide range of issues in the domains of mass sport, physical rehabilitation and sports of higher achievements. The journal includes the articles that give the history of physical education development in Ukraine and all over the world; philosophical, legal and organizational problems in physical culture; peculiarities of physical education of different groups of population; problems of professional training of physical education teachers; pedagogic technologies of physical exercises; means of working capacity renewal; peculiarities of athletes training and adapting human organism to physical activity.</p> <p><strong>Periodicity: </strong>quarterly.</p> <p><strong>Language editions</strong>: Ukrainian, Russian, English.</p> <p><strong>The journal was introduced on&nbsp;1 January 2016</strong> <strong>an electronic version in English.</strong></p> <p><strong>The journal is displayed in </strong><strong>scientometric bases:</strong> <strong>&nbsp;</strong><a title="Index Copernicus International" href=",p2492,3.html"><strong>Index&nbsp;Copernicus&nbsp;International</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;</strong>(Impact Factor ICV 2014 – 46,23; 2015 –&nbsp;57,07),&nbsp;<strong><a title="eLIBRARY" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">eLIBRARY</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;(Russian Science Citation Index) </strong>(license agreement №128-03/2015, of 12.03.2015);<strong>&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;<strong><a title="ERIH PLUS" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ERIH PLUS</a></strong>&nbsp;;&nbsp;<a title=" Polska Bibliografia Naukowa" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">&nbsp;<strong>Polska Bibliografia Naukowa</strong></a><strong>;&nbsp;<a title="&quot;Україніка наукова&quot;" href=";I21DBN=JRN&amp;P21DBN=JRN&amp;S21FMT=fullw&amp;S21ALL=%28%3C%2E%3ETJ%3D%D0%A4%D1%96%D0%B7%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%BD%D0%B5%20%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%85%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8F%2C%20%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%82%20%D1%96%20%D0%BA%D1%83%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%82%D1%83%D1%80%D0%B0%20%D0%B7%D0%B4%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%27%D1%8F%20%D1%83%20%D1%81%D1%83%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BC%D1%83%20%D1%81%D1%83%D1%81%D0%BF%D1%96%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D1%96%24%3C%2E%3E%29&amp;FT_REQUEST=&amp;FT_PREFIX=&amp;Z21ID=&amp;S21STN=1&amp;S21REF=10&amp;S21CNR=20">Україніка&nbsp;наукова</a>;&nbsp;<a title="Ulrich's Periodicals Directory" href="">Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory</a></strong></p> <p><strong>repositories and search engines: <a title="OpenAIRE" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OpenAIRE</a>,&nbsp;<a title="BASE" href=";refid=dclink" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BASE</a>,&nbsp;<a href=";user=JGap1gIAAAAJ&amp;view_op=list_works&amp;gmla=AJsN-F4M-a6Z7d0QkSkTEZVGmJaPevylYR0z3dnmDDcn8hsDXq6XJmwl-WbajzxOBfQNQan5auO0ZvfbxkWdnqR9UM1Mu2JQmIpEbl6AiLTvicIF37zRA_Dz2zlf-di5I-qBExFguazZ_llsuGnHADe7GQjbPIOiDQhi8AzGYv_rUI4Oe_MntlsgUr46NEupz0GWpM862O3R-QTpGzmUoz5kxFuKm-mN5w">Google scholar</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">International Committee of Medical Journal Editors</a>, <a href=";issn=22207481&amp;uid=r16d2e">Research Bible</a>, <a href="">Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals</a>, <a title="Ukraine Scientific Periodicals" href=";I21DBN=UJRN&amp;P21DBN=UJRN&amp;S21STN=1&amp;S21REF=10&amp;S21FMT=juu_all&amp;C21COM=S&amp;S21CNR=20&amp;S21P01=0&amp;S21P02=0&amp;S21P03=PREF=&amp;S21COLORTERMS=0&amp;S21STR=Fvs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ukraine Scientific Periodicals</a></strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Editor-in-Chief: </strong><a href="/index.php/sport/about/editorialTeam">Anatolii Tsos</a>, Doctor of Science in Physical Education and Sports, Professor, Rector in Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University.</p> <p><strong>Executive editor: </strong><a href="/index.php/sport/about/editorialTeam">Svetlana Indyka</a>, PhD in physical education and sport.</p> <p><strong>Editorial address:</strong> 30/118 Vynnychenka Street,&nbsp;Building 7, Lutsk, 43025</p> <p>&nbsp;Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University</p> <p>Department of Physical Education Theory, Fitness and Recreation</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tel</strong><strong>.:</strong>+38(0332)242178; (066)4830600</p> <p><strong>E-mail:</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US (Anatolii Tsos -) (Svitlana Indyka) Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Contemporary Approaches to the Formation of Students’ Health Culture <p><strong><em>Relevance of the Research Topic. </em></strong>The necessity of using effective approaches to the health culture formation of students – future specialists in physical culture and sports has been proved. Health culture is an integral part of the professional growth of physical education and sports experts. School environment requires a competent specialist to form a health-preserving position of each student. <strong><em>The Research Aimed </em></strong>to reveal the necessity of using effective approaches to the health culture creation of students that leads to competent specialist formation for determination of a health-preserving position of every learner. <strong><em>Research Methods </em></strong>include study, analysis, and systematization of literary sources and generalization of advanced pedagogical experience to outline the significance of the content formation of academic disciplines, as well as criteria for competence assessment of students in educational subjects: «Fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle», «Non-traditional healing methods», «Types of health and recreational motor activity». The necessity in searching efficient approaches to the health culture formation has been determined. <strong><em>Research Results. </em></strong>Informational and incentive, cognitive, active and evaluative approaches to the students’ health culture level formation have been proposed. The conditions under which the content of educational programs is realized and the health-preserving competence of students is formed have been disclosed. <strong><em>Conclusions. </em></strong>The determined approaches (informational and incentive, cognitive, active and evaluative) have become a priority in the higher education system. The proposed conditions form positive dynamics of growth of the health culture level of students, the difference between the initial and final level increased to 52,9 % in the experimental groups and 22,36 % in the control groups. Along with professional subjects, students increasingly choose such educational disciplines that have opportunities to develop knowledge about the growth of the health culture level, which motivates a healthy lifestyle and forms a health-preserving competence.</p> Halyna Kondratska, Serhiy Samoilyk, Vasyl Maksymiak ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Social, Economic, and Political Preconditions of the First Physical Culture Curriculum Construction in Independent Ukraine <p><strong><em>Research Relevance. </em></strong>During the Ukraine independence, its school system of education lies in the zone of continuous change: reforms, modernizations, transformations, renewals, the fundamental direction of which is to build national humane, democratic, and personality-oriented school. Among its unresolved issues is the imperfection of the content of general secondary education, which is a primary component of the educational system. The content of education in the generalized form reflects the level of culture achieved by society for its further promotion. Physical education, as one of the forms of social relations, is a product of active social and economic formation. Therefore, the physical education system functioning and its changes are conditioned by social and cultural, political and religious, economic and personality factors. Their studying will help to comprehend the regularities of the development of the physical education system in Ukraine; will contribute to the creation of scientifically grounded direction of its further progress; will prevent subjective decisions; will form national self- consciousness as the condition for preserving Ukraine's independence. <strong><em>The Research Aimed </em></strong>to identify the political, economic and social preconditions for the development of the physical education curriculum for secondary schools (1993). <strong><em>Research Methods </em></strong>include study and generalization of information resources, comparative analysis, causal analysis, hermeneutic method. <strong><em>Research Results. </em></strong>The development of the first curriculum in physical education in independent Ukraine (1993) introduced into the practice of secondary schools shortly after the proclamation of its independence, duplicated its predecessor in the USSR (1988) in the main provisions of the explanatory note despite minor differences. The inertial «echo» of the Soviet system in the adopted document is preconditioned by a number of objective political, economic, and social circumstances: the declaration of Ukraine independence in 1991; insufficient time for officials to realize their place in the process of state formation and the scale of new tasks; the dominance of bureaucratic management methods and the unreadiness of specialists to demonstrate independence in making original decisions; the lack of economical transformations, poverty and social insecurity of Ukrainians; the echo of the hierarchy of cultural values of Soviet times.</p> Inna Omelianenko ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Physical and Sports Enterprise Competitiveness <p>Despite the external and internal aspects, Ukraine continues to develop and modernize in diverse fields of activity. One of the areas that is gaining momentum in recent years is the activities of physical culture and sports organizations and their competitions with each other. The competitiveness of sports organization is a set of qualitative (non-price) and cost characteristics of physical culture and sports organization that meet the specific needs of sports organizations customers. <strong><em>The Research Aimed </em></strong>to analyze the competitiveness of physical culture and sports organization on the basis of relevant indicators to manage the competitiveness level of sports enterprise. <strong><em>Research Organization. </em></strong>The study was conducted from October 1, 2019 till February 29, 2020 on the basis of physical culture and sports organization – sports club «Sportexpert». The analysis of the services competitiveness was carried out on the example of the sports enterprise</p> <p>– sports club «Sportexpert». The integral coefficient method was chosen to assess the competitiveness. <strong><em>Research Results. </em></strong>Competitiveness assessment of physical culture and sports enterprises is impossible without analysis of the services competitiveness they provide. The main advantage of the step-by-step method of competitiveness is the assessment that it involves direct measurement and evaluation of the studied indicators. Furthermore, this technique allows taking into account the significance of certain parameters with the help of weigh coefficients, which makes it possible to determine the degree of their impact on the final integrated indicator of competitiveness. The general index of service competitiveness of visiting the gym in the sports club «Sportexpert» is 0,77. That is, 77 % of sports club visitors are satisfied with the service provided<strong>. <em>Conclusions. </em></strong>The obtained results of calculations demonstrate that analyzed sports club generally has good competitiveness assessment. The integral evaluation determination of competitiveness was based on 10 indicators – characteristics of the sports club activity. The strong and weak points of the «Sportexpert» sports club have been defined. The main indicators that needed to be changed were prestige of the club, cost of services, quality of equipment, professionalism of coaches, and efficiency of training programs.</p> Liudmyla Shuba, Victoria Shuba ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Effectiveness of the Implementation of the Olympic Education Program in the Formation of Behavioral Traits of Primary School Students <p>The article highlights the urgency of the problem of forming a culture of health and healthy lifestyle of primary school students in secondary schools. Due to the process of integration of the Olympic education program into secondary schools, it is be built with the help of cross-curricular technology, which assumes that each lesson is a separate block that has a clearly defined structure. The teacher’s activity was reduce not to the retransmission of knowledge, but the creation of a competent educational environment for search and discovery. The program of Olympic education is consider, which is a prerequisite for young people to join sports, leading to the growth of a healthy lifestyle, a positive impact on the formation of values and personality. An important feature of integrating Olympic values into the educational process of schoolchildren is the encouragement of a clear and consistent message about how important sport is to a culture that has a huge educational impact. To identify the effectiveness of the program with the use of Olympic values in the process of working with students of secondary schools in Kherson was a comprehensive diagnosis of behavioral traits and values of children using the method «Olympic Questionnaire» R. Telama, semantic differential method V. F. Petrenko. It was preventing with the introduction of the Olympic education program in secondary schools, children and young people understand that longevity, which is due to sports, illuminates other goals of life and helps to find their way in society.</p> Kateryna Kostrikova, Olga Koltsova, Victoria Koval, Ivan Hlukhov ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Influence of Physical Condition Level on the Adaptive Capacity of the Organism and Stress Resistance of Students of the Faculty of Physical Education <p><strong><em>Topicality. </em></strong>Adaptation to the higher education system is the most problematic type of adaptation. Regular physical activities cause psychological relaxation and help to withstand emotional overload. Physical сondition has a significant impact on a number of student life indicators. Determining the level of physical condition of students-athletes is the first step in substantiating the process of its improvement, and the orientation of changes in their level determines the effectiveness of the educational process at the Faculty of Physical Education. <strong><em>The Purpose of the Research </em></strong>is to identify and analyze the influence of physical condition level on the adaptive capacity of the cardiovascular system, the psycho-emotional state and the stress resistance level of physical culturist students. <strong><em>The Methodology of the Research. </em></strong>The research was conducted at the Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University among students of 1–4 year study on Speciality «Secondary Education. Physical Education» (135 persons, including 90 boys and 45 girls) during the intersession period. The experimental phase of the experiment took place during March-April 2018–2019. and included a study of the psycho-functional and emotional status of the research data sample. <strong><em>The Results the Study. </em></strong>It was found that adolescents are characterized by average and above average level of physical condition; the girls have high level of physical condition. A significant group of students with vegetative balance was noted; every third student has a marked vagotonia as a result of economizing the work of the human body at rest. A satisfactory level of adaptive potential was found as typical for 60 % of boys and 88,9 % for girls. It should be considered as a manifestation of long- term adaptive reaction to physical exertion. The average and high levels of the parameters «well-being» and «mood» were established; by the scale of «activity» – it was unsatisfactory for the vast majority of girls and boys. It was found 62,2 % among boys with reduced levels of stress resistance and with an average level – 36,7 % of students; among girls, 57,8 % and 40,0 %, respectively. This situation indicates the presence of stressful situations in the lives of these&nbsp; students and their low resistance to them. The strongest feedback was noted between the level of physical condition and heart rate and adaptive capacity.</p> Natalia Bielikova, Svitlana Indyka, Anatolii Tsos, Liudmyla Sushchenko, Viktor Halan-Vlashchuk, Oleksandr Kotorovych ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Physical Culture and Health-Improving Activities and Health Status of Students of Ukrainian Polissia <p><strong><em>Introduction. </em></strong>The system of physical education of students who have chronic diseases, health deviations, congenital anomalies, low level of physical development and physical fitness, insufficiently solves the task of restoration of working capacity and ensuring regular vital activity. The analysis of statistical data on physical culture and health-improving work actualizes the issue. The necessity of complex and systemic research of the health state of student youth in Polissia region of Ukraine has been reasoned. <strong><em>The Research Aimed </em></strong>at disclosure of the results of physical culture and health-improving activities of youth and monitored the quantitative composition of students with health state deviations in higher education institutions of Polissia region of Ukraine. <strong><em>Research Methods </em></strong>included literary, conceptual and comparative analysis; clinical examination results analysis; pedagogical observation; statistical methods. The observation subjects were students of higher education institutions in the amount of 7349 people, including 1510 individuals of a special medical group. <strong><em>Research Results. </em></strong>Statistical analysis of 2018–2019 annual reports on physical culture and sports in Rivne and monitoring of the results of physical culture and health- improving work in the particular higher educational institutions of the city allowed to state, that the number of students attending physical education classes has almost decreased&nbsp; tripled during the last two years. Every year the total number of people participating in physical culture and health- improving activities reducess. The transfer of the discipline «Physical education» to the optional form and the elimination of credits negatively influenced the students’ attendance of extracurricular classes, physical culture and health-improving activities. <strong><em>Conclusions. </em></strong>Monitoring of physical health of students of higher educational institutions of Polissia region of Ukraine showed that the number of students of special medical groups ranged&nbsp; from 12,98&nbsp; % to&nbsp; 38,19 %, and the number of individuals free from practical physical education classes varied from 0,39 % to 12,00 % . First-year students account for the largest share of those assigned to a special medical group due to their state of health. First-year students account for the largest share of those assigned to a special medical group due to their health status.</p> Olena Kuznietsova, Hryhoriy Hryban, Serhiy Prokaziuk, Ihor Lysanets ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Mini- Football as a Special Kind of Physical Improvement of Female Students in the Training Process <p><strong><em>Research Relevance. </em></strong>The main task of the discipline «Physical education» in higher education institutions is the development of physical qualities and motor abilities of students. Student youth’ engagement in diverse sectional classes contributes to the solution of this issue, mini-football in particular, which is acceptable among not only males but also females. <strong><em>The Research Aims </em></strong>to highlight the principal means of ensuring the optimal level of the development of physical qualities of female students engaged in mini-football sections. <strong><em>Research Methods </em></strong>include analysis and synthesis of scientific literature sources, pedagogical observation, generalization of experimental studies of scientists, and systematization of the obtained research findings. <strong><em>Research Results. </em></strong>Motor activity in mini-football is characterized by the wide variety of actions, in particular: different intensity running, walking, jumping, kicks, stops, falls, feints, and the like. Therefore, speed is the most significant quality of female football players. A fast player can gain time from the opponent and can solve tactical tasks successfully. A smart player freely masters new techniques, better adopts to the different game conditions, can accurately, efficiently, and quickly perform new motor skills. Female players deal with the constant own weight and weight of the ball, as they need a rational strength that would meet the requirements of the play activity. During the game, female athletes perform multiple sprint accelerations that require endurance. In mini-football, muscle elasticity and ligaments of lower extremities and spine are very significant; therefore, much attention during training should be paid to flexibility. <strong><em>Conclusions. </em></strong>Education and training in mini-football are integral parts of a single pedagogical process, in which the basic principles should be followed, and excellent results can be achieved only under the conditions of high level of physical and technical preparedness of players. Properly chosen training methods and successful organization of classes are very significant in preparation of a women's team.</p> Oleh Mazurchuk, Oleksandr Panasiuk, Oleksandr Mytchyk, Petro Herasymiuk, Anatoliy Khomych ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Recommendation for Physical Activity for Patients Suffering from Osteoporosis <p><strong><em>Introduction. </em></strong>Osteoporosis is currently the most common bone disease affecting a significant part of the population. The occurrence of this disease increases with the increasing average life expectancy. One should not forget that prevention is the key component to avoid osteoporosis and one of the most important parts of the prevention are lifestyle, eating habits, adequate intake of minerals and appropriate physical activity. Along with the pharmacologic treatment, appropriate physical activity is proved to significantly mitigate the negative effects of the disease. The aim of this study is to expand the knowledge about patients´ awareness of osteoporosis and provide recommendations for physical activity for patients with osteoporosis. <strong><em>Methods. </em></strong>We approached patients suffering from osteoporosis (n=96), 78 female patients, and 18 male patients. The average age of the participants was ±65. Our research was conducted at specialized outpatient clinics in eastern Slovakia. For data collection, we used a non-standardized questionnaire that was part of the questionnaire battery explicitly designed for this research. We focused on the basic information about the health conditions including patients´ awareness of the appropriate physical activity with regard to their diseases. Based on these findings we suggested a set of recommendations for the performance of physical activity for patients suffering from osteoporosis. <strong><em>Results. </em></strong>Our findings show that 73 % of patients were informed about their health condition and most patients receive this information from their primary care physicians. 45 % of the respondents received information about the appropriate physical activity in treating osteoporosis from their primary care physicians and 22 % from the nursing staff. 21 % of respondents were not interested in any information regarding physical activity. 57 % of the patients in our sample spend leisure time gardening and 76 % of respondents spend leisure time doing household chores. Further leisure time activities included shopping (45 %) and reading (36 %). Watching TV and computer-related activities were identified by 34 % of respondents and 10 % of respondents performed recreational physical activity, especially hiking and walks. <strong><em>Conclusion. </em></strong>Most respondents received information about their diagnosis and physical activity from their physicians, nursing staff, or media. It is encouraging that patients were aware of the appropriate physical activity and they also try to learn about it through various information channels, however, only a small number of patients in our sample perform specific physical activity in their leisure time.</p> Agata Horbacz, Halina Romualda Zięba, Alena Buková, Kateryna Tovt ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Morphofunctional Indicators of 17– 19 Years Old Kayakers and Canoeists <p><strong><em>Research Relevance. </em></strong>In terms of sports of higher achievements, the early detection of the most talented and promising athletes is of particular importance since record attainments are demonstrated by those who possess the most optimal indicators typical for this sport. <strong><em>The Research Aimed </em></strong>to study the peculiarities of morphofunctional indicators of 17–19 years old kayakers and canoeists. <strong><em>Research Organization. </em></strong>The study involved kayakers and canoeists aged 17–19 of both sexes and different sports qualifications. A total of 243 rowers of males and females were surveyed. <strong><em>Research Methods. </em></strong>The complex examination included anthropometric measurements of total and longitudinal body size, diameters, girths, and partial body size (Popescu tests) and bodyweight components analysis. The measurement of longitudinal body size was conducted by Martin’s anthropometer, according to the generally accepted methods. <strong><em>Research Methods. </em></strong>The carried out morphofunctional examination of 17–19 years old rowers of both sexes and different specializations revealed positive dynamics in the results growth of morphofunctional parameters in all surveyed groups. However, among males, it slows down to the age of 18 in both canoeists and kayakers. By the age of 19, there are no statistically significant differences in males’ morphofunctional indicators. Statistically significant differences (p &lt;0,05) were found among girls under 19 in body mass, arm span, and wrist dynamometry. <strong><em>Conclusions. </em></strong>As informative evaluation criterion in the selection of athletes in kayaking and canoeing is appropriate to use modernized Popescu tests that allow determining the main parameters of a person. They include body, torso, and arm length, arm span, and also for kayakers (length, sitting on the floor, arms up) and for canoeists (length, kneeling, arms up).</p> Vladimir Davydov, Vladimir Shantarovich, Dmytro Pryhodich ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Stress Factors Characteristics Affecting the Pre-Start State of Sprint Athletes <p><strong><em>Research Relevance</em></strong><strong>. </strong>The article generalizes contemporary scientific data concerning the significance of psychological preparedness of sprint athletes to the competitive activities; the results of psychological and pedagogical experiment are presented, the main factors that influence the psychological state in different preparation periods of athletes are defined. <strong><em>The Research Aimed </em></strong>to identify the most significant stress factors that affect the psychological state of sprint athletes during training and participation in competitions. <strong><em>Research Objectives </em></strong>were to determine the level of development of the studied issue in the theory and practice of sports training; to identify the most significant stress factors that affect the psyche of athletes in the process of competitive activity. <strong><em>Research Methods </em></strong>include theoretical analysis and generalization of literary sources, pedagogical observations, surveys (interviews, questionnaires), and mathematical statistics methods. <strong><em>Research Subjects. </em></strong>Students of Lutsk Children and Youth Sports School (CYSS), students of physical education, sports and health&nbsp; of&nbsp; Lesya&nbsp; Ukrainka&nbsp; Eastern&nbsp; European&nbsp; National&nbsp; University,&nbsp; and&nbsp; students&nbsp; of&nbsp; Lutsk&nbsp; Technical&nbsp; University&nbsp; (20 people) engaged in sprinting and had different sports categories participated in the study. <strong><em>Research Results.&nbsp;</em></strong>Frester's questionnaire «Stress-symptom-test» was used to identify the most significant stress factors that affect the psychological state of athletes in the process of a competitive activity. The survey results determined that the most significant stress factors for the high qualified sprint athletes were conduction of low-quality training before; bad sleep before the competition; increased excitement and excessive tension at the start; meeting with a stronger opponent; unsuccessful performance at previous competitions; negative reactions of spectators. Analyzing the state and behaviour of low-qualified athletes in response to different stress factors, it was determined that some of them are equally significant for sportsmen. <strong><em>Conclusions. </em></strong>Identifying the main factors that interfere successful performance of athletes allow coaches to anticipate possible negative consequences that affect the readiness of sportsmen for a competitive activity and conduct the appropriate corrective work.</p> Tetiana Suvorova, Volodymyr Kovalchuk, Nataliia Denysenko, Mykhailo Moroz, Oleksandr Radchenko ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Faculty of Physical Culture, Sports and Health of the Eastern European National Lesya Ukrainka University celebrated its half-century anniversary <p>To the fiftieth anniversary of the Faculty of Physical Culture, Sports and Health of the Lesia Ukrainka East European National University</p> Olena Ishchuk ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Information for authors <p>Information for authors</p> Svitlana Indyka ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000