Korfball drills for all skills

  • We play 3:3 or 4:4 around the post without any shot or breakthrough 
  • Defender only focused on his own opponent.
  • You do position yourself in such a way that you can always see the ball but cannot pass the defender over the back side
  • The exercise is for the defender to be further away from the defenders if the ball is also far away from the attacker. If the attacker has the ball, the defender makes sure it is connected
  • Pairs of two at a pole.
  • Each pole has three points.
  • If a score is made on a pole, one point is subtracted.
  • The pole is defended by a pair.
  • The first pair that has zero gets 'a donkey,' as an extra point.
  • You are finished when you have zero as a pair.
  • The last pair remaining has won.
  • Note: as a pair you are defending your own post but you can be attacked by six opponents.
  • It is not allowed to score twice on the same post.
  • Two players stand 7 meters in front of the post and eight meters apart. 
  • A player with the ball under the post and a receiver slightly behind the post. 
  • One player in front of the post takes the through-ball that is passed, after the other player in front of the post has received the ball.
  • The ball is caught by the receiver. 
    • A1 becomes A2, 
    • A2 becomes A3, 
    • A3 becomes A4 and 
    • A4 becomes A1.

What can you see?

  • The passer learns that the shooter can only take a through-ball if the throwing is calmly prepared, is thrown in front of the shooter and the ball is passed at the right height.
  • The speed and trajectory of the shooter can be regulated by the speed of throwing, ball trajectory and ball speed.
  • Learning to control problems such as timing requires a lot of repetition and sometimes adjustment of the distances used.
  • The problems for the shooter, the starting position of the ball is different because the body is twisted for ball reception, lead to impure actions. Stay attentive to this.
  • The action speed must be increased.

  • Just like exercise 12, but the passer throws the ball to a shooter who dodges to a position diagonally behind the post. 
  • There is a ball through the centre where the passer must consider two opponents, his direct opponent and the shooter's opponent, as they are not far from the ball line.

  • The marksman makes a feint shot and passes the ball to the player below the post indicating a through-ball.
  • Per group: a post and a ball, the posts are preferably (but not absolutely necessary) arranged in a circle or rectangle. 
  • The number of persons per group is less important (but all groups are about the same size).
  • The first task for the groups is to score 10 goals with a through-ball. 
  • When you have finished with that, the person who scored the last goal runs to the trainer to get the next task. Which group performed all the tasks first?
  • The trainer has a piece of paper with tasks on him.
  • When someone comes to get the next task, first ask which task has just been completed (this can vary considerably over time) and then give the next task.
  • List:
    • 5 through-balls, 
    • 5 penalty throws, 
    • Five 3-meter shots, 
    • 5 shots from 3 meters behind the post.

Create a box with an attacker inside.

  • The attacker has to keep moving in the box while a defender is running.
  • Someone always plays the ball.
  • The defender looks at the ball and tries to catch it
  • Every time the attacker catches the ball, someone enters the box.
  • When the defender picks up the ball, he throws it back and tries again
  • The ball is thrown in a circle.
  • A child starts behind the person standing next to the person with the ball.
  • The ball must be overtaken.
  • The rest has to make sure that the ball is thrown over.
  • Place two posts where they usually are during a game.
  • Then place two pilons at the far left and far right on the center line. 
  • Ideally, this exercise is done with 8 people, more is possible, less than 8 doesn't work.
  • At each post or pilon two people are standing, one person under the post starts with the ball (on both sides). 
  • This person throws the ball to someone near the pilon on his right and runs after the ball. 
  • This person then throws the ball to the other post, and the second person near the pilon goes for a through-ball. 
  • Now the ball is under the post again and the round starts over again.


(Black line: throwing and running after the ball) (Black dotted line: throwing ball) (Red line is running for a through-ball)

  • through-ball-tour
  • 4 posts and 4 groups, 
  • 2 Balls: aim to think how to run freely when building up. 
  • 4 versus 4 with 2 posts: 
    • trying to throw a long ball when building up by running deep, 
    • running free through tempo change.
  • Pause a few times to discuss running free and tempo changes;
    • learning to find an angle, 
    • or when the angle is fixed, the long diagonal throw.
  • 2 posts and 3 groups, 
    • defending party intercepts,
    • builds up and goes on to attack the box; 
    • Build up starts in defence!
  • You put up four poles in a square, 
  • in the middle of the four poles you put down a pilon. 
  • four children will be passers at the poles and 
  • the rest of the children will stand by the pilon in the middle.
  • First, you can choose that the attackers have to take through-balls at the poles.
  • It doesn't matter which pole, they may run at the same pole a maximum of 2 times in a row. 
  • You can choose this, so they have to run a lot.
  • The children also have to score twice, the person who does this first may definitely switch positions with a passer, the other may switch as well as soon as they score twice.
  • After that you can choose to let the children do free balls, penalty throws, dodge-balls, etc.