Authors: Gheorghe Dan Fetean, Gheorghe Monea, Florina-Emilia Grosu
Affiliation: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, “Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Background. The concept of a unified training practice for both children and juniors in the game of football is a requirement that has been increasingly emphasized by numerous technicians. Emotional training plays an important role in enhancing sport performance.
Aims. This experimental study aims to discuss the relationship between functional emotions and sport performance.
Methods. The study was conducted on a number of 15 male subjects aged 9 years old, members of the ACS Best Junior football club in Cluj-Napoca. The research took place between 1 November 2014 and 4 January 2015 by applying the Profile of Mood States test.
Results. The tests conducted emphasized the fact that the children’s performance in sport was significantly enhanced after the training program.
Conclusions. Following the intervention program that we proposed, we must conclude that sport performance was significantly influenced. Thus, it became clear that emotions play an important role in enhancing the performance in football for the 7 to 10 years old age group.
Keywords: football, sport performance, emotions, sport, emotional control, emotional regulation