1University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport, Ljubljana, Slovenia
HANDBALL AS FORM OF RECREATION
RUKOMET KAO OBLIK REKREACIJE
Sport Mont 2011, IX(28-29-30),
The objective of the paper was to research the field of veteran handball. With a
survey, which involved a questionnaire, we wanted to collect the data by which we
could understand who the people that practice handball as recreation are and which
are the main motives for choosing this form of recreation. Furthermore, we wanted to
find out how succesfull the former handball players, undertaking handball recreational
activities, were in their sports career as well as why and when they ended it up. At last,
we wanted to figure out the ways of financing veteran handball and how often do the
recreationists undertake their activities.
The sample consisted of 144 recreational handball players, 83 Slovene and 61
Croatian. The data was collected with a survey based on a questionnaire and was analysed
using the SPSS programme (Statistical Package for The Social Sciences).
We found out that the handball recreational activities are mostly undertaken by
former handball players who didn't achieve significant results during their active
sports career. The recreational handball players mainly participate at the tournaments
to meet people and have fun. It was also found out that the recreationists don't undertake
their activities very often and that the costs arising from such activity are mostly
covered by themselves.