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The “Empty-Goal” Rule Change from the Perspective of International-Level Team Handball Goalkeepers

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The Academic College at Wingate, Wingate Institute, Netanya 4290200, Israel
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Israel Handball Federation, Tel Aviv 6948206, Israel
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Department of Physical Education, Kaye Academic College of Education, Beer-Sheva 8414201, Israel
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Department of Business Administration, Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 8410501, Israel
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Academic Editors: Manuel Gómez-López, Luis Javier Chirosa Ríos, Sebastián Feu and Antonio Antúnez
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(11), 6506; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19116506
Received: 15 April 2022 / Revised: 19 May 2022 / Accepted: 23 May 2022 / Published: 26 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Handball: Sport and Health)
The 2016 “empty-goal” rule change in team handball allowed for swift goalkeeper-player substitutions, which opened the door to a variety of tactical solutions that could not be implemented prior to the change. This change is one of many rule changes that have taken place in ball games in general and in handball in particular that were aimed to improve the competition and make gameplay more interesting. Previous literature shows that more often than not, such rule changes have led to unforeseen and undesired effects on players’ and teams’ behavior and performance. The aim of the current study was to consider the empty-goal rule from the goalkeeper’s perspective, as their offense–defense game routine was drastically transformed following the introduction of this new rule. Results of a survey among 95 professional goalkeepers, 80 of whom participated in international matches, revealed that the keepers’ level of confidence in empty-goal situations is moderate to high, that empty goal is rarely practiced more than once a week, and that less experienced goalkeepers are more positive regarding this rule change. Additionally, we found that the amount of empty-goal practice is positively related to the approval of the empty-goal rule among goalkeepers. View Full-Text
Keywords: handball; goalkeeper; empty goal; rules; practice handball; goalkeeper; empty goal; rules; practice
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Iusepolsky, R.; Morgulev, E.; Zach, S. The “Empty-Goal” Rule Change from the Perspective of International-Level Team Handball Goalkeepers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 6506. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19116506

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Iusepolsky R, Morgulev E, Zach S. The “Empty-Goal” Rule Change from the Perspective of International-Level Team Handball Goalkeepers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(11):6506. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19116506

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Iusepolsky, Reuven, Elia Morgulev, and Sima Zach. 2022. "The “Empty-Goal” Rule Change from the Perspective of International-Level Team Handball Goalkeepers" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 11: 6506. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19116506

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