2018, Volume 10, Issue 3
Level of psychomotor abilities in handball goalkeepers
Paweł Krawczyk1, Sławomir Bodasiński 2, Anna Bodasińska2, Bogusław Słupczyński3
1Division of Physical Education and Sport, Medical University of Warsaw
2Institute of Sports Games, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Biała Podlaska Branch
3Department of Track and Field Games and Sports Games, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw
Author for correspondence: Paweł Krawczyk; Division of Physical Education and Sport, Medical University of Warsaw; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: The results of previous studies indicate on a higher level of psychomotor abilities among players with a high sports level. The aim of the study was to evaluate the ability of selected psychomotor handball goalkeepers with a high level of sports
Material and methods: The research involved 12 goalkeepers appearing in PGNiG Superleague. Psychomotor performance tests were conducted using the Vienna Test System. The following tests were carried out: RT version S1 measuring the simple reaction time, RT version S3 measuring reaction time with a choice. The ZBA test version S3-linear form was used to measure time-space anticipation.
Results: The average time of the simple reaction was 200.33 ms, while the average motor time was 78.33 ms. These results are on the T scale near the upper limit of the scale. The average response time in the reaction time with the choice was 292.67 ms, while the average motor time was 75.50 ms. The results are above norm. The time anticipation was 0.78 s. The anticipation of the direction was 21.75.
Conclusions: Handball goalkeepers indicate a high level of simple reaction time and reaction time with choice. Players anticipate a place better than the time the object appears.
Key words: handball, time of reaction, motoric time, anticipation, goalkeeper