DEVELOPMENT OF THROWING ACCURACY IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HANDBALL PLAYERS

Katsue Kawamura, Masahiro Shinya, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Hiroki Obata, Masumi Kuwata, Kohtaroh Hagio, Kimitaka Nakazawa

Abstract


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.

Keywords


handball; children; motor development

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ISSN 1999-4168