Constituent year effect in international handball at high level

The criterion used by the International Handball Federation for the admission of participants in the Championships at junior levels is based on the ascription of players born during two consecutive years in the same category, moving afterwards this period of two years have finished, all together to next category. The sample is composed of 2,117 handball players. The data collected for the analysis were taken in base to the gender, born date and the level of the competition. Differences among this two has been calculated through the binomial test, comparing equal proportion. There weren’t significant differences found between male and female senior categories, although in all categories more players have been found, with very significant differences, born in even-numbered years than in odd years.
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Subjects: handball age junior elite sport youth juniors relation performance development
Notations: sport games junior sports
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2017.122.08
Published in: Journal of Human Sport & Exercise
Published: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 2
Pages: 316-324
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced