Handball drills for attack / offense



  • 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
  • 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.
  • Make pairs of two and make groups of 4 with those pairs
  • 1 pair of attackers and 1 pair of defenders
  • defenders must intercept the ball, attackers must replay and run free
  • When the ball is intercepted, defenders become attackers and vice versa
  • After a certain period of time, change into 4 numbers
  • Distribution over the middle build-up, left build-up and right build-up
  • Opposite to each striker is 1 defender and a goalkeeper in goal
  • Play 3 against 3 
  • Instruct attacking team to perform passing movements, start without ball, shoot from a distance
  • Instruct defending team: tapping the ball, defending frontal  
  • Make groups of six divided into pairs
  • Each group of six has 1 ball
  • Blue will attack Red and Red will defend. The blue pair will try to ground the ball behind the sideline.
  • When this happens, the red pair will pick up the ball and attack on the opposite side of the white pair who are now the defenders.
  • Middle goes with ball towards C which is on the left between 2 and 3
  • Middle changes with C
  • C plays ball to right and runs to the right side of the circle between 2 and 3
  • Right makes threat towards target
  • Left moves to position in the middle
  • Right plays Left
  • Left finishes on target from the middle
  • Ball is played around
  • Right plays the ball to the (left starting) middle  
    • If necessary, the middle with ball 3 (bounce) can make a pass to the corner
  • Left attacker starts around the starting middle and finishes on target
    • Left takes over position from middle
    • if the starting middle turns towards the starting left attacker, the left attacker can play the ball back if necessary.
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