Handball drills for all skills

  • finish passing
  • 1 tips forward.
  • 2 runs along.
  • 1 plays to 2.
  • 2 passes, 3 finishes on target.
  • 1 joins in the back of row 2.
  • 2 has finished, takes ball and joins row 1.
  • Expandable with jump shots and possibly 1 defender

Each player has his/her own ball. Throw in normally at first. 

  • Line up three pilons on each build-up.
  • Twice around the pilon, and then throw towards the goal.
  • finish off with stretch throw or jump throw

Attention: arm high, good leg in front, point towards the ball, work with adequate torso power

Purpose: footwork and throwing. 



  • Pass B2 - B6 - B2 - B1 - B2 and shoot at target.
  • R1 tries to block.
  • Same at the other side
    • block with 2 players
    • coming from a two turnout middle with left defender or right defender
  • 4 players per group
  • 3 players play the ball around to each other
  • 1 player tries to tap the ball away.
  • When this succeeds, a new player stands in the middle.
  • First only play straight passes, then bounce passes, lastly play straight and bounce passes


Attackers have a ball.

  • 5 plays to 4 to pass defender 1.
  • 4 plays to 5 that passes the defender.
  • 3 plays to 2 to pass the defender.
  • 4 plays to 3 that passes the defender.
  • 2 plays to 1 passing the defender.
  • Defender 1 tries to prevent all players from passing him and defends with making contact.
  • Each defender twice in a row, i.e. 10 actions in full.



defending the player in possession with contact

  • arms bent forward
  • blocking the way
  • don't let your opponent run in between your arms
  • push the attacker outwards
  • counterpressure against shoulder that is inwards
  • guide movements
  • footwork very important, one must be able to keep up with the attacker
  • keep contact with floor
  • On the left defender and right defender's positions, 3 hurdles are placed.
  • players divide themselves over these positions 
  • First left defender starts with Beinarbeit over the hurdles
  • then move backwards
    • put pressure, 
    • receive ball from middle, 
    • left/right movement 
    • and finish outside the 9m
  • players divide themselves over right defender + left defender with ball 
  • roll over the mat and then put off on left/right foot and throw towards goal 
  • variation can be: roll over then recieve the ball, 3 steps and then high jumpshot + throw towards goal
  • Organization:
  • 10 players per goal plus goalkeeper
  • One key point at Left attacker or Right attacker one defender at 8/9 metres (defending the throwing side of the left defender/right defender) Two players left defender/right defender, two players middle and two circle players (middle)
  • All balls in the middle

  • Execution:
  • Middle starts in with ball and plays to the right build-up, starting right defender plays ball to right attacker (key point) right defender receives ball from right attacker after an archwise countermovement and plays towards to circle
  • can be done with a stretch shot and (bounce).
  • Circle player terminates exercise

  • Instructions:
  • Correct timing, fast position switch;
  • Short turns;
  • Hip-height bounce pass.
  • create pairs and divide them on the left and right corners 
    • each pair has 1 ball
  • a pair of them start sliding at the same time from the 6m to the 1st pilon, 
  • then move out to the pilon at the 9m and move to the third pilon 
  • then sprint to the centre line at the same time to pass the ball back and forth 
    • join the line in the other corner
  • Variations: On speed and the player without ball becomes defender and tries to conquer the ball
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