Handball has been one of the most popular and widely played sports in Slovenia and worldwide. It is believed that the appropriate physical characteristics and well developed movement skills are essential for successful playing of handball.
The objective of the diploma thesis was to measure and compare some of the physical characteristics and movement skills of cadets of three different handball clubs in Posavje, namely RK Brežice, MRD Dobova and RK Krško and then to find out if the differences within the three clubs are characteristics of statistics. 34 handball players took part in the research, 8 players of RK Brežice, 11 MRD Dobova and 15 RK Krško. All the participants of the research were cadets. 5 morphological and 5 motoric tests were used for testing. The results were then analyzed in the program SPSS. The basic statistic parameters and the comparison of the results of each club were made, after that the important differences in results of the test were analyzed. The results of the motor tests showed that handball players of RK Brežice were the most successful in the 30 meter sprint test and in the 8x40 meter running test. RK Krško proved to be the best in standing long jump, standing triple jump and aerobic endurance test. The results point out that there are some differences in statistic characteristics of the motor skills tests and morphological test. There are some differences between RK Krško and MRD Dobova as far as body weight is concerned, there are differences in triceps skinfold and thigh girth (sub gluteal) between RK Brežice and RK Krško. Both motoric skills test proved that there are differences only between RK Brežice and MRD Dobova in standing long jump and 8x40 meter running.