Analysing Completions by Wing Players in Handball

Manuel Montoya Fernández

Gerard Moras

Maria Teresa Anguera i Argilaga

*Corresponding author: Manuel Montoya Fernández

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Montoya Fernández, M., Moras i Feliu, G., & Anguera i Argilaga, M. T. (2013). Analysing Completions by Wing Players in Handball. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 113, 52-59.



The aim of this study is to determine the importance of move completion in the attack phase by players who occupy the specific position of wing in handball. Mainly we consider their participation in relation to the final outcome of the matches and the final classification obtained by the teams. The research focuses on the analysis of all the matches of twelve national handball teams at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Based on the use of observational methodology as specific methodology for conducting this research, an ad hoc tool was built to carry out the observations using Dartfish TeamPro V.4.5 software to record data. This program enables both the statistical treatment of registered data and also the creation of a bank of images suitable for research as well as for training. The conclusions of this study confirm that greater completion of offensive actions by wing players leads to positive outcomes in terms of both win/loss variables and also in the final classification.

Keywords: Completion, Handball, Observation, Wing.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: November 28, 2012

Accepted: June 14, 013

Published: July 01, 2013