Anthropometric and physical performance characteristics of top-elite, elite and non-elite youth female team handball players

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/558312
Title:
Anthropometric and physical performance characteristics of top-elite, elite and non-elite youth female team handball players
Authors:
Moss, Samantha L.; McWhannell, Nicola; Michalsik, Lars B.; Twist, Craig
Abstract:
In order to maximise the potential for success, developing nations need to produce superior systems to identify and develop talent, which requires comprehensive and up-to-date values on elite players. This study examined the anthropometric and physical characteristics of youth female team handball players (16.07 ± 1.30 y) in non-elite (n= 47), elite (n= 37) and top-elite players (n= 29). Anthropometric profiling included sum of eight skinfolds, body mass, stature, girths, breadths and somatotype. Performance tests included 20 m sprint, counter movement jump, throwing velocity, repeated shuttle sprint and jump ability test, and Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1. Youth top-elite players had greater body mass, lean mass, stature, limb girths and breadths than elite and non-elite players, while only stature and flexed arm were higher in elite compared to non-elite players (all P < 0.05). Sum of skinfolds and waist-to-hip ratio were similar between groups (P > 0.05). Top-elite performed better in most performance tests compared to both elite and non-elite players (P < 0.05), although maximal and repeated10 m sprints were similar between standard (P > 0.05). Elite outperformed non-elite players in throwing velocity only. Findings reveal that non-elite players compare unfavourably to top-elite international European players in many anthropometric and performance characteristics, and differ in few characteristics compared to elite European club team players. This study is useful for emerging team handball nations in improving talent identification processes.
Citation:
Moss, S. L., McWhannell, N., Michalsik, L. B. & Twist, C.. (2015). Anthropometric and physical performance characteristics of top-elite, elite and non-elite youth female team handball players. Journal of Sports Sciences 33(17): 1780-1789. DOI:10.1080/02640414.2015.1012099
Journal:
Journal of Sports Sciences
Publication Date:
16-Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/558312
DOI:
10.1080/02640414.2015.1012099
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2015.1012099
Type:
Article
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Sports Sciences on 16/02/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02640414.2015.1012099
ISSN:
0264-0414; 1466-447X
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorMoss, Samantha L.en
dc.contributor.authorMcWhannell, Nicolaen
dc.contributor.authorMichalsik, Lars B.en
dc.contributor.authorTwist, Craigen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-22T13:49:17Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-22T13:49:17Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02-16en
dc.identifier.citationMoss, S. L., McWhannell, N., Michalsik, L. B. & Twist, C.. (2015). Anthropometric and physical performance characteristics of top-elite, elite and non-elite youth female team handball players. Journal of Sports Sciences 33(17): 1780-1789. DOI:10.1080/02640414.2015.1012099en
dc.identifier.issn0264-0414en
dc.identifier.issn1466-447Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02640414.2015.1012099en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/558312en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Sports Sciences on 16/02/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02640414.2015.1012099en
dc.description.abstractIn order to maximise the potential for success, developing nations need to produce superior systems to identify and develop talent, which requires comprehensive and up-to-date values on elite players. This study examined the anthropometric and physical characteristics of youth female team handball players (16.07 ± 1.30 y) in non-elite (n= 47), elite (n= 37) and top-elite players (n= 29). Anthropometric profiling included sum of eight skinfolds, body mass, stature, girths, breadths and somatotype. Performance tests included 20 m sprint, counter movement jump, throwing velocity, repeated shuttle sprint and jump ability test, and Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1. Youth top-elite players had greater body mass, lean mass, stature, limb girths and breadths than elite and non-elite players, while only stature and flexed arm were higher in elite compared to non-elite players (all P < 0.05). Sum of skinfolds and waist-to-hip ratio were similar between groups (P > 0.05). Top-elite performed better in most performance tests compared to both elite and non-elite players (P < 0.05), although maximal and repeated10 m sprints were similar between standard (P > 0.05). Elite outperformed non-elite players in throwing velocity only. Findings reveal that non-elite players compare unfavourably to top-elite international European players in many anthropometric and performance characteristics, and differ in few characteristics compared to elite European club team players. This study is useful for emerging team handball nations in improving talent identification processes.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2015.1012099en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Sports Sciencesen
dc.subjecttalent identificationen
dc.subjecttestingen
dc.subjectkinanthropometryen
dc.titleAnthropometric and physical performance characteristics of top-elite, elite and non-elite youth female team handball playersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sports Sciencesen
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