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Original scientific paper

EFFECT OF BIRTH DATE ON PLAYING TIME DURING INTERNATIONAL HANDBALL COMPETITIONS, WITH RESPECT TO PLAYING POSITIONS

Claude Karcher ; Laboratory of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Picardie, Amiens, France
Said Ahmaidi ; Laboratory of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Picardie, Amiens, France
Martin Buchheit ; Physiology Unit, Myorobie Association, Montvalezan, France

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APA 6th Edition
Karcher, C., Ahmaidi, S. & Buchheit, M. (2014). EFFECT OF BIRTH DATE ON PLAYING TIME DURING INTERNATIONAL HANDBALL COMPETITIONS, WITH RESPECT TO PLAYING POSITIONS. Kinesiology, 46 (1), 23-32. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/123716
MLA 8th Edition
Karcher, Claude, et al. "EFFECT OF BIRTH DATE ON PLAYING TIME DURING INTERNATIONAL HANDBALL COMPETITIONS, WITH RESPECT TO PLAYING POSITIONS." Kinesiology, vol. 46, no. 1, 2014, pp. 23-32. https://hrcak.srce.hr/123716. Accessed 21 Aug. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Karcher, Claude, Said Ahmaidi and Martin Buchheit. "EFFECT OF BIRTH DATE ON PLAYING TIME DURING INTERNATIONAL HANDBALL COMPETITIONS, WITH RESPECT TO PLAYING POSITIONS." Kinesiology 46, no. 1 (2014): 23-32. https://hrcak.srce.hr/123716
Harvard
Karcher, C., Ahmaidi, S., and Buchheit, M. (2014). 'EFFECT OF BIRTH DATE ON PLAYING TIME DURING INTERNATIONAL HANDBALL COMPETITIONS, WITH RESPECT TO PLAYING POSITIONS', Kinesiology, 46(1), pp. 23-32. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/123716 (Accessed 21 August 2019)
Vancouver
Karcher C, Ahmaidi S, Buchheit M. EFFECT OF BIRTH DATE ON PLAYING TIME DURING INTERNATIONAL HANDBALL COMPETITIONS, WITH RESPECT TO PLAYING POSITIONS. Kinesiology [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2019 August 21];46(1):23-32. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/123716
IEEE
C. Karcher, S. Ahmaidi and M. Buchheit, "EFFECT OF BIRTH DATE ON PLAYING TIME DURING INTERNATIONAL HANDBALL COMPETITIONS, WITH RESPECT TO PLAYING POSITIONS", Kinesiology, vol.46, no. 1, pp. 23-32, 2014. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/123716. [Accessed: 21 August 2019]

Abstracts
While a relative age effect (RAE) has been reported in handball, such analyses do not consider the actual playing time during competitions, which may actually have more impact on matches performance in matches. The objective of the present study was to examine the RAE on playing time during international competitions with respect to playing positions. Team compositions (477 players) of the quarter finalists of the 2012 Olympic Games, 2013 World Championships, and 2014 European Championship were analyzed. Month and year of birth where collected in the starting list of each team for center, left and right backs, left and right wings, goalkeepers and pivots. Players were categorized into birth quartile (Q1 Jan–Mar; Q2 Apr–Jun; Q3 Jul–Sep; and Q4 Oct–Dec) and as odd/even year. Playing times were retrieved from official statistics. Data were analyzed for practical significance using magnitude-based inferences. We observed a strong selection bias towards players born earlier within a two-year selection period for all playing positions (Chi-square, p<.001). There was, however, an inconsistent effect of age (i.e. expected, reversed or a lack of) on actual playing time during competitions. In conclusion, the present study showed for the first time that, despite its large effect on players’ selection, players’ relative age had a limited and position-dependent effect on their actual playing time during top-level competitions. Present findings suggest that the reasons supporting the relative age effect with respect to team selection are at odds with the current utilization of players by coaches in the field.

Keywords
relative age effect; team selection; main competitions

Hrčak ID: 123716

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/123716

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