THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AEROBIC CAPACITY AND MATCH PERFORMANCE IN TEAM-HANDBALL


Tosun G. T. , KOÇ H. , ÖZEN G.

KINESIOLOGIA SLOVENICA, vol.23, no.3, pp.5-11, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : KINESIOLOGIA SLOVENICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-11

Abstract

The aim of this research was to determine the relationship between aerobic capacity and match performance of elite handball players. A total of 12 male handball players who competed in the male super league had participated in the study as volunteers. The participants' mean age was 25.25 +/- 2.76 years, height was 188.3 +/- 4.8 cm and weight was 90.00 +/- 6.22. All participants had a training experience over 7 years. For measuring aerobic capacity, the Cooper 12-minute run-walk test was performed. To determine the match performance of players, "Performance Appraisal Inventory in Handball" developed by Ulrich was used. Study results show that there was a relationship between aerobic capacity and match performance of participating handball players. Our findings indicated that athletes with high positive score have higher match performance and aerobic capacity. As a result, aerobic capacity may use as a predictor of the match performance in team-handball.