The Role of Special Sports Schools in Indonesia

Euphoria in a sporting event is still felt by the community. Moreover, Indonesia has achieved many achievements in various international school sports competitions such as the 2019 Sea Games, 2018 Asian Games, Asian Para Games 2018, etc.

This success is certainly the result of the athlete’s hard work. Many factors play an important role in helping athletes work hard, one of which is the existence of a Special Sports School.

Special Schools of Sport are special schools held in formal schools that function to accommodate and facilitate education for gifted students in sports. The Special School of Sports has various purposes and objectives, such as:

  1. As a place for fostering athletes who are still students to excel at national and international levels;
  2. Fostering athletes who have high dedication to raising the pride of the Indonesian people;
  3. Fostering academic achievement of athletes who are still students to guarantee their future

Special School of Sports in Indonesia (Source: Flickr)

Most of you certainly don’t really understand the difference between a normal school and a school that provides a Special Sports School. Are there significant differences or not? Based on the data and facts that we look for in various articles and news, the following is a significant difference between the Special Schools of Sports and ordinary schools.

Difference between Special Sports Schools and Regular Schools

Most of you certainly don’t really understand the difference between a normal school and a school that provides a Special Sports School. Are there significant differences or not? Based on the data and facts that we look for in various articles and news, the following is a significant difference between the Special Schools of Sports and ordinary schools.

1. School Hours

The majority of schools generally have an entry schedule at 7am and go home at 2 or 3pm. However, the Special Schools of Sports are different. On average, students must be up and ready to do physical exercise at 5 a.m. After that, they must make preparations to take part in teaching and learning activities at 7am.

2. Boarding

Students at the Special Sports School usually live in a dormitory that has been provided. They live in the same dormitory so that their lifestyle can be maintained; ranging from growing the nature of discipline to their physical condition.

3. Learning is divided into two types

The learning system at the Special Schools of Sport is divided into two; theoretical and practical learning related to their chosen sport. Besides they have to learn the sport they choose, students still have to learn about general subjects such as Mathematics, Sociology, Chemistry, etc. like students in general.

4. Implementation of the Degradation System

At the Special Sports School, students who do not have achievements in the field of sports within a predetermined period of time, usually they will be returned to their hometown or expelled from the Special Sports School. This happens because students at the Special School of Sports are focused on achieving in national championships and even abroad.


Gold Medal at the Asian Games (Source: Indosport)

Anthropometric measurements in special schools of sports

In the process of applying to the Special School of Sports, there is an anthropometric test that must be passed by the registrants. The measurements are in the form of calculating height, sitting height, leg length, arm span, body weight and leg length. However, in order to classify the body characteristics of athletes, more measurements are needed.

  • Weight;
  • Height;
  • Chest size;
  • Waist size
  • Upper arm circumference;
  • Calf circumference;
  • Triceps thickness;
  • Thick subscapular fat;
  • Thick medial calf fat;
  • Bie-picondylar femur width; and
  • Bie-picondylar humerus width.

With the results of anthropometric measurements that cover it all, the characteristics of the athlete’s body can be known. Body characteristics can help athletes to maximize the portion of exercise they need. In addition, the characteristics of the body can provide some recommendations for the type of exercise in accordance with his body shape.

For example, athletes who have endomorphy body components. The characteristics of endomorphy body shape are round body shape with high body fat percent, wide waist circumference and tend to be short.

Athletes who have dominant endomorphy body shape more easily increase muscle mass, but it is difficult to reduce body fat percent. Thus, sports that require high explosive power are very suitable, such as shot put, throwing discs, sumo, rugby and judo.

Best Anthropometry Measurement Tool

To support the need to take all measurements (from height to width of the biepicondylar humerus) quickly and effectively, Solo Abadi offers an anthropometric measuring instrument called the Portable Anthropemetric Kit.

Portable Anthropometry Kit

Portable Anthropometry Kit is an anthropometric measurement tool that can calculate the entire outside of the human body. Portable Anthropometry Kit consists of various tools with different functions. Starting from the anthropometer used in vertical body measurements.

Sliding Caliper
Small Spreading Caliper

Then, sliding caliper is used in vertical body measurements with smaller scales such as the length of the palm of the hand, length of the hand and others. And finally, the small spreading caliper used in measuring circular bodies, such as head circumference, chest circumference and so on.

The Portable Anthropometry Kit that we produce is made of stainless steel material, so the level of damage to this anthropometric measuring instrument is very small. In addition, the Portable Anthropometry Kit container is specifically designed to maintain its quality.

If you are interested in buying our special anthropometric measurement products, you can visit the following link or contact us by pressing the whatsapp icon in the lower right corner. Don’t hesitate if you just want to ask for prices or ask for more detailed information about our special products, because we will always serve you kindly.

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