Motor performance is influenced by several factors, among them, there are biological, environmental and social ones. Form complete motive development acquisition, children and teenagers have to be
into chores that allow dominance of different postures, several types of locomotion and manipulation of varied objects through the Physical Education teacher’s substancial and appropriate guidance.
The goal of the present study was to evaluate and classify the physical ability related to the motor performance in kids and teenagers through normative tables by PROESP-BR (Projeto Esporte Brasil).
The sample was conxtituted by 648 kids and teenagers, being 328 masculine sex and 320 feminine sex, aged between 7 and 16 years old. The students of public and private schools (2nd to 9th elementary
school grade) from José Bonifácio – SP, Brazil.
For the physical aptitude determination related to motor performance, it was used the motive tests proposed by PROESP-BR – explosive strength of superior members (medicine ball throwing), explosive
strength of inferior members (horizontal leap), agility (square test), speed (20 meter run) and cardiorespiratory ability (9 minute run/walk). In all the variables the results were classified by the
propose suggested by PROESP-BR (Weak, Fair, Good, Very Good and Excellent).The results show that through the superior member strength evaluation, it is noted that 60,6% of the evaluated kids and
teenagers were classified in Weak and Fair, 36,3% Very Good and Good, and only 3,1% were classified in Excellent. For the inferior member strength test, 67,8% was achieved the rating in Weak and
Fair, 18,8% in Good and Very Good, and only 0,5% were rated in Excellent. Testing the participants’ speed development the results show that – 79,3% are rated in Weak and Fair, 20,4% Good and Very
Good, and 0,3% Excellent. Evaluating the cardiorespiratory capacity, the result was alarming, because, 73,5% of evaluated kids and teenagers are rated in Weak and Fair, 26,5% Good and Very Good, and
no participant reached the Excellent rating.
The results achieved show that most of the participants were rated Weak and Fair for all the variables evaluated in the present study. This is a worrying result, being an indicator that the global
body practices are not being made in a improved manner. Interventions with students should be done to increase participation and accession in sports practice and physical exercises.