Development of throwing accuracy in elementary school handball players

The purpose of this study was to investigate throwing accuracy in children aged 7-12 belonging to hand ball dub team. Participants were divided into three age groups and performed 30 overhand throws. Three sessions in each of 3 conditions of optimum, accurate, and speed conscious throws to a target 7m from the thrower were examined. Throw Location (TL), Ball Speed and Radial Error (RE) were obtained from each session. The minimum RE was 20.9cm performed by a 12 years old girl in the accuracy conscious session. The significant differences were observed for age groups in all of the three conditions analysed. In age of 11-12, speed-accuracy trade-off was observed. The current data showed distribution of TL became smaller with older age, indicating development of accuracy. The greater development was observed between age 7 to 9 compared to age 9 to 12.
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Subjects: handball sport in schools movement precision throws
Notations: junior sports sport games
Published in: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference Proceedings
Editors: M. Ae, Y. Enomoto, N. Fujii, H. Takagi
Published: Tsukuba International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2016
Volume: 34
Issue: 1
Pages: 735-738
Document types: congress proceedings
electronical journal
Language: English
Level: advanced