Objective of the study was to conduct a comparative analysis of the physical and physiological indicators in handball players of the major and super leagues. Methods and structure of the study. Sampled for the study were 36 handball players of the State Budget Professional Educational Institution "Moscow Secondary Special School of Olympic Reserve No. 2", Moscomsport, including 16 Major League athletes (aged 16-17 years) and 20 Super League ones (aged 17-21 years). The experiment ran in the competitive training period. The milestone complete physical examination involved a comprehensive assessment of the athletes’ morphological state, level of aerobic working capacity, speedstrength abilities, level of dynamic and static stability on the Biodex Balance System simulator.
Results of the study. The handball players of various training groups did not differ much in terms of their anthropometric indicators. There were no pronounced differences in the maximum heart rate between the Major and Super League handball players at the significance level of p<0.05, while the dynamics of heart rate in the recovery period differed statistically significantly. There was a slight increase in the average blood lactate concentration for the group of Super League handball players.
Conclusion. The differences in the blood lactate concentration rates between the compared groups of athletes were statistically significant at p≤0.05. With the increase of their anthropometric indicators, the handball players demonstrated better results in jumping exercises, which must be considered in the process of physical training.
Keywords: handball, milestone complete physical examination, physical indicators, physiological indicators.