Aim of this study was the investigation of the relationship between throwing ball velocity and specific anthropometric
and physical fitness characteristics of young female team handball players (n = 220, mean ± SD age 13.99 ± 1.06
yrs and playing experience 3.66 ± 1.66 yrs). Throwing velocity was assessed with a radar gun while body height, body
mass, body mass index, arm span, hand length and spread, standing long jump, 30m sprint, sit and reach flexibility and estimated
maximal oxygen uptake were also measured. The results showed that throwing performance is significantly
(p<0.05) correlated with all variables calculated in this study except of the body mass index. This suggests that high performance
requires advanced motor abilities and anthropometric features for these ages.