Objective. Formation of the system of knowledge of the regularities of technology of selection and orientation of strength sport event athletes at the stages of long-term improvement and determination of prospective directions of their usage.
Methods. Analysis and generalization of scientific literature; anthropometry and electronic caliperometry; electro-optical method of motion recording; methods of mathematical statistics.
Results. Improvement of the system of athlete selection and preparation on the basis of modelling the components of development of sports mastery, competitive activity structure and morphological abilities of athletes has allowed to increase the efficiency of their preparation at the main stages of long-term perfection.
Conclusion. Bases for improvement of the system of selection and orientation of preparation according to fitness models envisage evaluating athlete potentials according to the complex of sports-pedagogical and morphological components. Contribution to the theory and methods of athletes’ preparation is conditioned by inclusion of study materials in educational process of students, the system of advance training of coaches and experts in physical culture and sport.