Longitudinal study on the effectiveness of the game actions in men's handball top competitions (1998-2016)

To achieve performance in top competitions, a very good training level is needed, but there are also other factors contributing to the final result: efficiency in attack and defence actions, home advantage, penalties, tactical plans, ability to collaborate with teammates, anthropometric parameters, and personal specific skills. The aim of the study is to determine the efficiency of the game’s actions in men’s handball top competitions and its influence on team’s performance. This study may indicate the trends of men’s handball with consequences both in the training process and performance in high level competitions. Statistical analysis reveals the differences between top teams and all the competing teams (p<0.01; p<0.001). There is also a correlation between these data for all analysed competitions of this research. According to the findings of this research, the minimum requirements of the efficiency in attack and defence for men’s handball top competitions must be achieved by all teams in order to obtain performance and a better position in the final standing. For the teams that are below average, in terms of efficiency, there is needed to use practical situations more often in training, situations met in matches to be resolved and to focus on increasing the shots’ efficiency. Workout is also needed to be done in terms of fatigue and also to participate in friendly competitions with the same format as the official ones. According to these findings, the efficiency of the game’s actions is the main factor contributing to the achievement of the performance in men’s handball top competitions.
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Subjects: handball high performance sport competition performance technique tactics attack defense analysis
Notations: sport games
Published in: Kinesiologia Slovenica
Published: 2018
Volume: 24
Issue: 2
Pages: 36-43
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced