Korfball drill: distance shot and through-ball 1

Suitable for the following techniques: running in shot , shoot

Distance shot and through-ball 1

  • A passer under the post with ball, a receiver behind the post and the attackers in front of the post at about eight metres. 
  • The attacker takes a distance shot while randomly in motion to the left or right.
  • The passer joins the attackers, the receiver becomes the passer and the attacker becomes the receiver.

What can you see?

  • Role rotation takes some getting used to.
  • Not every player knows where to shoot from.
  • Players have difficulty to estimate where the ball will be played.
  • Throwing to a running attacker is inaccurate.
  • Timing of the attacker's posture before the shot. posture becomes right when the shooter is standing still when the ball is caught. Standing means: standing in the direction of the post, nose and belly button pointing towards the post and feet are in a light spread position.
  • Capturing the ball at the shooter's is done in two stages, first the shooter wants to get the ball, then the ball is taken firmly into the hands in order to release a shot. It is only good if, after catching the ball, a shot can be immediately thrown. Therefore, make sure that the hands are in the correct catching position before the shot is fired.

Variation 1:

  • As a previous exercise, but after the shot, the shooter waits for the ball to be caught and takes a through-ball. 
  • The receiver also catches the through-ball.

What can you see?

  • Waiting patiently after the shot, while the shooter is in motion, is difficult for the shooter because the concentration already goes to the through-ball. The shooting is then just a turn and not an attempt to score. Concentration of the shot also means following the ball after it has been released.
  • Capturing the shot, playing the through-ball and catching the through-ball will result in malfunctions.

Variation 2:

  • As a previous exercise, but before the shooter takes the through-ball, he receives the ball, makes a feint shot, throws back to the passer with one hand and only then takes a through-ball. 
  • A feint shot means that the initial starting position of a shot is taken, the arms are stretched but the ball is not released. 
  • Instead, the shooter throws back to the passer with one hand. 
  • The choice of left or right often depends on the position of the defender, this is dealt with in the next exercise.

Variation 3:

  • As the previous exercise, but the 1st passer does not immediately join the attackers. 
  • After the shooter's first shot (this shot remains without an opponent), the receiver will throw the ball at the shooter. 
  • At that point, the first passer becomes a defender to block the (false) shot. 
  • The shooter passes the defender and takes the through-ball.
  • The defender now joins the attackers.

What can you see?

  • Through a lot of examples and patient practice, the form becomes controlled.
  • The feint shot is skipped, as soon as the ball is received, the hands are placed inside. Emphasise the feint shot to fool the opponent.
  • Throwing in is not done accurately and not with one hand.
  • The number of goals may be disappointing in the beginning because there is a lot of concentration on the form of the exercise. Especially the right choice to pass the defender is important, that this is initially at the expense of the score is acceptable.
  • The defender must be attentive to avoid collisions.
  • The defender can use his hands to block the pass inwards. This leads to new difficulties for the attacker. Phase the pressure exerted by the defender (e.g. with two hands on the back, then use one hand, jumping in and only defending fully on the shot).

Characteristics of the drill

Necessary materials:
Not applicable
Suitable for the following levels:
F jeugd
E jeugd
D jeugd
C jeugd
B jeugd
A jeugd