Foul or no Foul? Effects of Permitted Fouls on the Defence Performance in Team Handball

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Foul or no Foul? Effects of Permitted Fouls on the Defence Performance in Team Handball. / Fasold, Frowin; Redlich, Dennis.

in: JOURNAL OF HUMAN KINETICS, Jahrgang 63, Nr. 1, 08.2018, S. 53-59.

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title = "Foul or no Foul?: Effects of Permitted Fouls on the Defence Performance in Team Handball",
abstract = "Attacking phases in team handball are highly dynamic, characterized by fast movements and a high frequencyof fast passes with the aim to score a goal. Consequently, the opposing/defending team tries to prevent successfuloffensive actions by restraining the offensive opportunities and the probabilities of scoring a goal. According to therules, defensive players are allowed to use body contact (e.g. with bent arms) to get in and keep their optimal defendingposition. If such a contact is not in line with the rules (e.g. clutching or pushing) and results in a turnover of ballpossession, a foul is called and a free-throw awarded. However, there is a lack of research answering the question if apermitted foul (without personal sanction) is an effective way to increase the probability of defending the own goalsuccessfully, because afterwards the attacking team keeps possession of the ball. Thus, we investigated 1052 attackingphases during games at the elite level to verify whether fouls committed by a defender influenced successful attacking(goal vs. no goal). It was found that when the attack was interrupted by a permitted foul, 50.60% of the attacks endedwith a goal. Yet, when no foul was committed, only 47.09% of the attacks ended with a goal, however, the analysisrevealed that this difference was not significant. Therefore, we concluded that neither a strategy of stopping offensiveactions by body contact nor avoiding fouls and focusing only on intercepting the ball were favourable solutions insuccessful defending in team handball. It seems effective to implement a defence strategy with clearly defined foulingzones and situations, to deal with the tactical possibility of permitted fouls in handball. This idea and furtherconsiderations are discussed for sports practice.",
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