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Football as a sports programme for children with ASD in primary education


KeywordsTriple Keywords
Context (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general--Context
Situation (Linguistics)
Learning process
Mass communication
Communication, Primitive
Physical culture
Phys ed
PE (Physical education)
P.E. (Physical education)
Training, Physical
Physical training
Athletic training
Sports training
Phy ed
Education, Physical
Physical education and training
Education of children
Human resource development
Education, Primitive
Child socialization
Social education


Summary: The difficulties children have with Trastorno Autista Spectrum (TEA) in performing physical and sporting exercise is a reality. This situation leads to low participation in physical and sporting activities with their peers. The problems they pose at the motor level make it difficult to engage in group physical activities, also leading to a decrease in socialisation within the sport context itself (Kruger et al., 2019). It is therefore necessary to propose programmes aimed at physical and sporting practice that encourage participation in physical activities and an increase in social relationships (Wong et al., 2015). With a view to promoting sport for this group, a sports coaching programme based on pre-sport football games was designed. The sessions served to enhance physical and social skills in order to produce a widespread improvement in both, thereby transferring their skills and learning to other sports settings. The purpose of such sports schools should be to promote and encourage physical and sporting activity for people with ASD, as well as to prepare all children to participate in any kind of sport. In some cases, the lack of information on disability may lead to the rejection of persons with disabilities by those responsible for conducting sport, seeking the wrong intention to protect them (González y Sosa, 2008). In order to measure the state of play regarding sports leisure of children with ASD and the level of satisfaction achieved with the sports training programme, a questionnaire was administered to the families of the participants. The results obtained at the end of the investigation were positive, which justified the promotion of physical and sporting activity as an alternative to leisure for people with ASD.

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