Korfball drills for all skills



  • Put pilons about 6 meters apart. Divide the group into 2. 
  • In the case of five, one group of 3 and a group of two. 
  • The goal is to keep the ball in the middle between the pilons at all times. 
  • As soon as a player receives the ball, the player must be at the centre of the other side. 
  • After you have passed the ball, you join the back row on the opposite side. 
  • NB: Nobody stands still and tries to see what happens at all times
    • Do not arrive too early or too late. 
    • Throwing while moving. 
    • After five minutes switch side (left hand).
  • Make pairs, at each post a pair.
  • We are now going to use the posts lengthwise, namely one player of the pair attacks the post opposite to him or her.
  • One player of the opposite post does the same.
  • How does this work?
  • Of each pair there is a number 1 and a number 2.
  • Number 1 is going to defend his post for a minute and a half against the other number 1 of the post opposite to him.
  • When the number 1 of a post has had a chance, the other number will attack and so there will be a change of function (and of post, because everyone is defending his own post).
  • So there is always a change of function if the attacker has lost the ball.
  • As a player, you are attacking as well as defending for a minute and a half

At a distance of +/- 15 meters from each other, make two compartments with 4 pilons of 1.5 x 1.5 meters.

Make two teams with an equal number of players. 

  • Each team has its own compartment.
  • The other team tries to conquer the other team's square.
  • This happens when 1 striker is standing in the opponent's square and the ball is played by a team-mate.
  • They get 1 point. No other players are allowed in the box.
  • When the defence intercepts the ball, they may immediately start the attack on the opponent's square.


  • on time
  • with points
  • of both teams 1 player is allowed in the box
  • no limit on the number of defendants in box
  • no limit on the number of attackers in box
  • customize size of box
  • distance between boxes

  • Put 3 pilons in a triangle. 
  • At pilon 1 and 3, there's one person. 
  • Person at pilon 1 has a ball, person at pilon 3 runs to pilon 2 and runs back. 
  • Person at pilon 1 throws the ball when he or she arrives at the pilon, then the person at pilon 1 runs to pilon 2 and back again and gets the ball when he/she arrives at pilon 1 again. And so on.
  • 2 people at each post and a ball at both posts. 
  • Throw the ball to the other side and run after it, makes a run.
  • The others who are facing each other do the same. 
  • You make a run with the second person at the same time. The one who passed first throws the ball to the other side and runs for it. That's how roles are switched.
  • The passing is important because there is a fairly large area between the passer and the one who has to run.

  • One ball per groups of two/three. 
  • The players pass until they reach a post. 
  • At the post both players may shoot once. 
  • Then they have to pass again to another post. 
  • All groups just cross each other. 
  • Whichever team to achieve 15 goals first wins(optional).
  • 4 children are standing next to each other, about 5 meters apart.
  • 1 child is going to do the exercise:
  • Receives the ball at the first pilon, returns it to the player on the other side, and moves on to the second pilon and so on. 
  • At the back pilon he returns with a full sprint.
  • Then switch, everyone moves a place, number 5 does the exercise now. 
  • Everybody has their turn. Possibly everyone could go 2-3x.


Piggy in the middle: 

  • You're all standing in a circle and there's one piggy in the middle.
  • Briefly repeat how to throw with two hands and how to throw with one hand. 
  • During this exercise the throwing will be looked at, the good catching will be discussed later on. 

Variations: easy to difficult

1. throwing with 2 hands

2. throwing with 2 hands (with tag)

3. Throwing with 2 hands (with a tag and several piggies)

4. Throwing with 2 hands (but throwing with 1 hand is also allowed)

5. throwing with 1 hand 

6. throwing with 1 hand (with tag)

7.throwing with 1 hand (with a tag and several piggies)

Based on how goed the exercise is performed you can perform the variations in the exercise. 


How do you throw with one hand?

  • It's important that the ball is on your hand behind your ear,
  • your left foot is in front (if you're right-handed), 
  • the ball goes past your ear towards the front, 
  • the body weight goes from the back leg to the front and the wrist is folded, 
  • after stretching it.

Let's practice: 

  • the kids stand on a line and all have a ball. 
  • Everybody throws with 1 hand (their favourite hand) and tries to throw as good as possible with that hand. 
  • No distance has been agreed to yet.
  • Later on, pilons are added so the children really have to throw a certain distance with the ball.

Variation: it is also possible to throw with the other hand

1. Repeat this with two hands

2. Throw with your favourite hand

3. Throw with your other hand