Handball drills for all skills

  • 2 groups of players stand behind each other,
  • back player lifts leg of player in front of him.
  • the player in front of him goes through the knees with the other leg.


Two persons face to face in a lying position. They push themselves up and give each other a hand slap (see photo)


  • play takes place across the width of the hall
  • place two mats on each side
  • divide the group into two teams
  • aim is to push the ball onto the opponent's mat
  • Variations with loss and gain:
    • who scores five points first wins, other team presses/jumps, crosses the field etc.
    • when player with ball is trapped so that passing is not possible: team of player who is trapped must do five push-ups etc. (Meant to promote speed in playing around and trapping player with ball)
  • 2 defenders, 2 builders, 1 circle runner (possibly pawn)
  • builders 3/4 meter apart,
  • builders walk 1 with passing, defender steps out, other defender moves on/steps back to circle.
  • 2 defenders,
  • 1 left/right set-up,
  • 1 centre piece to play on
  • left side:
    • The set-up player and the middle set-up player play around.
    • Circelloper stands left of centre behind defender.
    • The left midfielder comes in towards the middle,
    • circulator locks out,
    • center back comes out ,
    • circle runner turns
    • and receives the ball from the builder and finishes.



  • Make 5 equal groups, 1 group at each side and 3 in the middle.
  • Make sure both sides have several balls.
  • Put 2 defenders (red) just inside the 9 meter line.


  • B1 plays to B2
  • B2 runs to the ball and plays to B3
  • B3 plays to B4 and B4 tries to score.
  • Meanwhile, B1 has to chase the ball to help the defenders.
  • Then repeat from left to right.

Points of attention:

  • Swap positions clockwise every 2 minutes, after 10 min everyone will have played every position.
  • Pass quickly and accurately, if the defenders get the ball, stop the exercise and start again from the other side.
  • Throwing up in pairs.
  • Long piece easy,
  • short sprint
  • bounce over twice.
  • 2 teams, try to push ball on the mat (on short side of the field)
  • after a point, opponent takes starting throw on the mat
  • defenders are not allowed on the mat
  • Variations:
    • ball must cross the backline before you can score a point
    • sideline is out (ball for opponent)
    • do not tip
  • 3 lines a few meters apart.
  • Each line has a name (apple pear or banana).
  • The children start on a line.
  • Trainer calls out a fruit and the children must run to that line as fast as they can.
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