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By the end of this course participants will be able to:

• Perform and teach basic skills and tactics

• Understand and apply basic rules

• Introduce handball into curriculum teaching

• Improvise facilities, resources and adapt rules

• Play adapted handball game

     Contents:

1. Introducing the Game and Improvisation and Basic Rules

2. Passing and Catching

3. Basic Individual Attacking Techniques

4. Basic Individual Defending Techniques

5. Goal Keeping

6. Team formations Defence and Attack

GRIPPING THE BALL

It is important with beginners that they use an appropriately sized ball with which they can develop a comfortable grip in one hand as shown.

CATCHING THE BALL

Catching the ball is an essential technical element in handball. Accurate catching is very

important and ensures a fast, smooth and efficient game. Catching the ball with two hands is

the best method. In some situations one can use one hand with the help of the other hand before passing or shooting.

POSITION OF THE HANDS

Position of hands while catching a ball

“Make a W”

The “softness” of catching the ball is another feature of catching. Fingers must be relaxed and properly placed on the ball providing shock absorption during impact. A basic teaching method is to tell beginners to “make a W “as the diagram shows. Ideally the pass will be at head height allowing the player to receive and pass in a swift movement

VARIOUS CATCHING METHODS

In handball, the perfect pass is not always possible due to many factors e.g.:

Opposition players trying to stop the pass. Players need to be able to catch the ball

from many situations:‐

Low pass; High pass; Chest pass; in midair; from a bounce; from the ground

The list is not exhaustive.

PASSING

This is one of the basic, technical elements. A pass must be accurate, fast and

tactically useful.

  • Accurate ‐ so that a player has no problems when catching the ball.

  • Fast – to gain the advantage over the opposition

  • Tactically useful ‐

The decision to which a pass should be directed depends on the player’s position in a particular situation. A pass should be directed to that player, whose position may find gaps in defence or may menace the opponent.

THROWING TECHNIQUE

The most common is

  • One handed throw

  • Elbow as high or higher than the shoulder

EXCERCISES IN PASSING AND CATCHING

Exercise 1

Groups of 6 players with one ball per group.

The group is divided into two, with the two sets of players

The first player in the line runs forward passing the ball to the first player in the opposite line and runs to the back of that line.

The player who now has the ball runs forward and passes to the next player in the opposite line and runs to the back of that line and so on.

Exercise 2

First team to finish is the winner

Variations:

Use different passing techniques

Give the players a target of e.g. First team to finish is the winner

Use weak hand

After receiving the ball, pass as quickly as possible to a team‐mate whilst you are

moving.

SHOOTING

Shooting is performed similarly to passing, but with a stronger

action of the trunk and upper limbs. The shot power is conditioned by the distance

and hand action time on a ball.

The most common shots are:‐

DRIVE SHOT

JUMP SHOT

There are many new techniques being developed by players’ ingenuity and to suit

the specific position on the attack but these above are the basics and most

frequently used.

Introduction to Teaching Handball

4 Basic Individual Defending Techniques

INTERCEPTION

Exercise1

Groups of 3 Players with 1 ball per

group

Two players pass to each other while a

player in the middle tries to intercept

the ball.

When the defender intercepts the ball,

the attacker who made the final pass

becomes the defender

Variations:

  • Pass with strong hand

  • Pass with weak hand

  • Use different passing techniques

  • Each player spends 30 seconds as the defender. The player with the most

number of interceptions in that time is the winner

Exercise 2

Groups of 6 players with 1 ball per group.

The player with the ball cannot pass to the players immediately next to her/him.

Player in the circle must try to intercept.

When the defender intercepts the ball, the attacker who made the final pass becomes the

defender

Variations:

  • Pass with strong hand

  • Pass with weak hand

  • Use different passing techniques

  • Each player spends 30 seconds as

  • the defender.

  • The player with the most number of interceptions in that time is the winner

MAN TO MAN DEFENCE

Exercise 1

Divide your players into 2 teams.

Line the players up, opposite each other so that they mark an opposing player.

They mark the same player throughout this exercise.

The trainer throws the ball in the air to start the game.

The team in possession must try to pass 10 consecutive passes, in their own half,

before attempting to score themselves

The opposition must stop them by intercepting the ball, returning to their own half and attempt the same objectives.

NO BODY CONTACT IS ALLOWED

Variations:

Every time a team intercepts the ball from the opposition, they score a point

After 5 minutes, the team with the most points is the winner

Scorer gets 1 point for a goal; defender gets 1 point for interception. Tally points

after 5 mins.

If a goal is scored, the defender marking the attacker must perform a small forfeit

(e.g. 2 or 3 pres ups) supervised by the attacker.

When 10 passes are achieved, the defender marking the final attacker to receive the

ball must perform a small forfeit supervised by the attacker.

BLOCKING

Exercise 1

Castle‐Ball

The attacking players try to knock a medicine ball off a box.

The defending players try to prevent this by blocking the shot at the medicine ball

Variations:

Block a Centre Shot

Block a Jump Shot

1 point for every successful block

The Defending Pair with most blocks are the winners

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