THE SOMATIC, PHYSICAL AND TECHNICAL MODEL OF THE PERFORMANCE HANDBALL PLAYER, FROM THE JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM (17-18 years)
The present paper contains a seris of theoretical and practical considerations regarding the model of performance handball player, at the age of 17-18, exploring the somatic, physical and technical dimensions. Our attention was focused on measuring somatic parameters and the level of physical and technical development, by studying the influence of the means of actions over the performance route of women athletes, during a competitional year. In order to evaluate the three components (somatic, physical and technical), specific tests were used, applied in two stages: initial and final, on a group of 16 players from the junior national team. The results obtained after the systematic usage of the selected means of action became obvious and proved a visible progress in most tests performed by the athletes. Knowledge of somatic development and of the level of physical and technical preparation of the players represents an essential factor in the process of preparation and, implicitly, in obtaining performance in competitions. Finally, a series of conclusions emerged regarding the efficiency of action means used in sports training and the characteristics of the model of the performance woman handball player, at the age of 17-18.