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The young handball player

Engaging in team handball at a young age has important physical health benefits but also involves risk of injury. Youth handball players may be particularly vulnerable to injury due to growth-related factors such as the growth spurt, susceptibility of the growth plate, and differing physiological response after training and match load. The more frequent and intensive training and competition of young elite handball players may create conditions under which these potential risks can more readily exert their influence. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a current overview of risks related to physical and psychological injury that may be encountered by youth handball players, especially in the elite youth setting.
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Subjects: handball youth junior elite sport juniors load training load volume load intensity injury
Notations: sport games junior sports biological and medical sciences
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-55892-8_39
Published in: Handball Sports Medicine
Editors: L. Laver, P. Landreau, R. Seil, N. Popovic
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer 2018
Pages: 571-582
Document types: book
Language: English
Level: advanced