STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF TEAM HANDBALL PLAYERS

  • Walid Kalid M. Amin
  • Teresa Horyd
  • Tadeusz Bober

Abstract

The contemporary team handball is characterized by a considerable degree of direct struggle and close encounter between the players. In this respect the play is similar to what is known in ice hockey as body play. The element of the play requires good bodily condition and considerable strength (Dziaski and Naglak, 1983). It suggests the need for strength training under high loads and low dynamics. The aim of the game is to score a goal; the means of which is a quick and accurate throw, this requires strength training under low loads and high velocity. Considering this, the game can be said to require extensive strength practice. Which raises the question of selecting the proper training methods for developing a player with the kinds of strength specific to the task. The nature of the above requirements made us seek features characterizing the player's strength in order to furnish the coach with instant and accurate information on the player's natural potential (disposition) and his present strength.
Published
2008-04-13
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities