The Throw Effectiveness in The Last Minutes of Handball Close Games and The Factors That Influence It

Authors

  • Charalampos Oikonomοu Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi, DPESS AUTH, 57001, Greece
  • Athanasios Yannakos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi, DPESS AUTH, 57001, Greece
  • Alexandru Acsinte “Vasile Alecsandri” University, 157 Marasesti, Bacău, 600115, Romania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29081/gsjesh.2021.22.2.09

Keywords:

handball, performance analysis, last minutes, turnover

Abstract

This paper examines the throw effectiveness in the last 10 minutes of close games (50-60th), during the season 2018-2019 of the Greek Men’s Handball Championship “Handball Premier”. The research observed all the matches from the 2018-2019 Greek Men’s Handball championship. 61% of the total attacks ended with a throw with 56% of them ending as a goal, while the rest 39% of the total attacks ended with a turnover or a 2- minute Suspension/Penalty. During the last ten minutes (50-60th), there was both an increase in the shots that came from the 6m area (22% to 26%) and the percentage of suspensions and penalties, while the percentage of the fast breaks declined by 4% (17% to 13%). In conclusion, whereas the total effectiveness of throws increased in the last 10 minutes (50-60th), the number of the fast breaks and the defensive effectiveness decreased resulting in more suspensions for the defensive team.

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Published

2021-12-30

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