عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The aim of the study is to compare intelligence quotient (IQ), motor development and skill performance level in soccer player children with and without experience of kindergarten. Methods: The statistical population of this research included seven to nine years old soccer player boys, who were members of Alashtair's Football clubs. 100 of them were selected using random-cluster method; 50 with kindergarten experience and 50 without kindergarten experience. Data collection instruments included Raven's IQ Test, Ulrich’s gross motor development test II, Moor Christian’s standard tests of football skills. The data analysis was done using t-test in significance level of p≤0.05. Results: The results of the research showed no significant difference in the rate of IQ, motor development and skill performance level between the children with and without kindergarten experience. Conclusion: it seems having or not having kindergarten experience have no effects on IQ, motor development and skill performance level, this issue might be due to poor programs, facilities and lack of the required expertise of these centers trainers.