Korfball drill: attacks 1-1 duel

Suitable for the following techniques: attack

Attacks 1-1 duel

When the attacker has mastered the overhead distance shot, the through ball, the dodge ball and the playing and taking on, these parts can be practiced in their cohesion in the attacking 1 vs 1 duel.


1. First without opponent: pairs, 1 ball 1 basket. Attacker has ball in front of the basket, player under the basket is attacker/catcher. Attacker makes action of his own choice: shot, or pass and ball or dodge. After each goal attempt, go back into the space, get the ball and start a new action.

2. As 1. but a bit more difficult because of fake actions, through ball after sham shot, dodge ball after placing through ball. Pass directly or after passing with left/right.

Coach on technically correct execution of ball actions, tempo changes i.e. acceleration at the right moment, being clear in intentions (i.e. an evade must be recognisable as such to the attacker, etc.). Often, running actions are not completed, but converted too quickly into other actions, causing confusion for the declarator.

Also the use of space is important, a shooting opportunity in space must be sought on or within shot range, a through ball must be used from a sufficient distance in front of the basket. Start slowly and then go to faster and sharper when things are going well.

Coach also the person passing on the ball to make the right decisions: hold on to the ball or pass to the shooter and also the timing and way of passing on the ball is important (passing on the head for a shot, passing on the ball at hip height).

3. If the above is going well, a defender can be added. The attacker can now learn the following rules:

� Shot goes before breakthrough. I.e. if the attacker has space to shoot, he shoots because the defender is not connected and a through ball has little chance. If the defender is connected to the shot, the shot has little chance and the walkthrough ball is the best option. The attacker will therefore first look for the shooting opportunity and then the break through. This also means for the attacker that he must have the ball in order to start the action, unless the defender makes the mistake of joining in while the attacker is not yet in possession of the ball.

The back goes in front Teach your players to dodge away preferably via the back side Often, a sharp deflection over this side is sufficient to create space for a shooting chance The defender should risk closing this space and, if he succeeds, new options to get free are particularly promising

As a coach, you can coach on applying feints, acceleration, changes of direction (left/right feints, in/out feints, stop/start alternations, slow-quick) Also, teach your players that standing still or taking little action gives the defender the opportunity to oversee and control the situation

Characteristics of the drill

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Suitable for the following levels:



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