2011, Volume 7, Issue 2

The influence of the wrestling technique on contact efficiency of young male team handball players

Nikola Foretić1, Hrvoje Karninčić1, Ognjen Uljević1

1Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Split, Split, Croatia

Author for correspondence: Ognjen Uljević; Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Split, Split, Croatia; email: ouljevic[at]kifst.hr

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Background and Study Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of learning of some wrestling techniques on the efficiency in a contact game.
Material and Methods: The research was conducted on a sample of 20 handball players (10-12 years). Experimental and control group rated the effectiveness in contact play before and after the treatment. The treatment consisted of learning and practicing five wrestling techniques applied on the preparation part of the training session.
Results: Initial testing did not show statistically significant differences in efficiency between groups in defense and in attack. Results of the final testing showed that statistically significant differences between the experimental (defense p=0.04, attack p=0.02) and control group (defense p<0.01, attack p=0.03). Analysis of differences between groups show that the experimental group achieved statistically significant (p<0.01) better results in defense and attack performance.
Conclusion: The research has shown that teaching young handball players wrestling techniques can significantly improve their performance.

Key words: efficiency, handball players, learning, physical contact