DEVELOPMENT OF THROWING ACCURACY IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HANDBALL PLAYERS

  • Katsue Kawamura
  • Masahiro Shinya
  • Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Hiroki Obata
  • Masumi Kuwata
  • Kohtaroh Hagio
  • Kimitaka Nakazawa
Keywords: handball, children, motor development

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.
Published
2016-11-06
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities