Ball Handling Skills as a Tool of Success Prediction in Sport Ball Games

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Sarka Honsova

One of the many possibilities where ball-handling skills may be well applied is the process of identification of sport-talented children. The aim of this study is to verify the connection of the scale with later success in ball games through setting predictive validity. The scale consisted of ten items. The children’s performance on the items were dichotomously scored on the pass-fail basis. Later, success was evaluated by four motor skills tests in volleyball after three years. The sample consisted of seven schoolchildren from sport classes specializing in volleyball. All subjects participated in both phases of testing. The closest connection was found between the scale and overhand return with both hands.
Key words
motor skills, ball-handling, predictive validity,

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