Background: The study presents an analysis of selected psychomotor abilities of female handball players at different levels of experience. Methods: Studies were performed using Test2Drive computer tests. The following four tests were used to measure psychomotor fitness: Simple Reaction Time, Choice Reaction Time, Hand-Eye Coordination and Spatial Anticipation. The study covered a group of 118 female handball players (age: 19.6 ± 3.16),who play in the PGNiG Polish Women’s Superliga, Polish 1st and 2nd handball league, for the following positions: goalkeepers, centre players, pivot players and wing players. The study also included the body composition analysis and the aerobic capacity level with the use of the multistage 20 metre shuttle run test. In addition, the level of psychomotor abilities of female handball players has been analysed depending on their competition class (league), position on the court and dominant hand.
Results: The analysis of the reaction time and movement time showed statistically significant differences between the results (SIRT MT, CHORT RT,HECOR MT) obtained by the female handball players from different competition classes. Additionally, on the basis of the linear Pearson correlation were determined statistically significant relationship between psychomotor abilities and elements of body composition or the aerobic capacity level.
Conclusions: The analysis showed that the female players from Polish Women’s Superliga had the highest level of reaction time (SIRT, CHORT and SPANT tests). The study also revealed a significant impact of the body mass index and the percentage of fat content on the movement time (SIRT, CHORT and SPANT tests). The aerobic capacity level (measured in the multistage 20 metre shuttle run test) had a significant influence on the reaction time.