Handball drills for attack / offense



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
B2B2 runs to the ball and plays to B3B3
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.


Pass B2 - B6 - B2 - B1 - B2 and shoot at goal.
R1 tries to block.
Same over the other side



Green passes 2 - 1 - 2 and shoots at goal.

Also useful to play into the goalkeeper:

  • On the hands
  • Top corner left / right
  • Shoulder height left / right
  • Knee height left / right
  • Bouncing balls left / right
  • Low balls left / right


Pass B1 - B2 - B3 - B2 - B1 - B4B4
shoots at goalVariations


  • B1 chooses: throw or pass to B4
  • Pass to R2


In pairs bring the ball across and score.

Red brings the ball across the field and tries to score.
Pairs start from the back line.
At the moment that red attempts a goal, green may already start to score on a breakout at the opposite side. Red then defends back.
When green has taken a goal attempt they have to go back and defend against the other two red players. These have of course started at the moment that green has made a goal attempt.

This exercise can continue in a flowing way, because the players keep coming back to their own side. You can do this by time( which group has scored the most goals?) or you can choose who has scored so many goals hot.


  • Without bouncing
  • You don't start with the ball yourself, but throw the ball to the goalkeeper who has to do the break-out. The goalkeeper must then first try to stop the ball and then throw in a break-out.


Bring up the ball in 2 teams from your own 6 meter area.
On your own half of the field you encounter 1 defender (stays only on this half of the field).
On the other half of the field, you encounter 2 defenders, but offensively you also have a circle runner.


  • Without bouncing
  • Without circle runner
  • 3 defenders on one half of the pitch, so front defender stands with the other 2 defenders.

Bring up the ball in 3 pairs (left build, middle build and right build) and score on the goal across.


  • without bouncing
  • substitutions/systems
  • add defender(s)



Blue tips the ball towards goal.
Red prevent this by tapping ball away.


  • B slow
  • B fast
  • B top speed


2 Builders play the ball to each other at a steady pace, each time making a forward threat.
The defender performs a correct defensive stance.
Stepping out / inserting Runner
sideways sliding / sideways running


The trainer gives an optical signal after which the attacker comes 1 against 1 followed by a completion on goal.

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