Korfball drills for all skills

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Aimed throw: 

  • aiming at different parts. 
  • Repeat first how to throw with 2 hands. 
    • in front of the chest, 
    • thumbs behind the ball, 
    • hands on the sides of the ball (bowl), 
    • feet a little apart, 
    • stretching arms and moving your upper body.
  • The children throw from a certain distance. 
  • This distance can increase or decrease if necessary during training. 
  • The child throws once and then moves on to the next one. 


Learning to aim:

1. Throwing a pilon off a cupboard (big pilon = easy, small pilon = difficult)

2. Throwing a ball off a pilon

3. Aiming the ball in a raised post

4. Aiming the ball into a hoop

  • When the children have practiced this, you can make this exercise even more interesting later on by using hats. 
  • Once a 'hit' has been made, the children are allowed to pick up a hat, this way a small game is made of it. 
  • This can be done when they see that the throwing is going well. 
  • By observing the exercise I can see which of the f-pupils is ready to throw with one hand. 
  • I can then guide these children to try to throw with 1 hand. 
    • It is 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, 
    • body weight goes from the back leg to the front leg. 
    • and the wrist is flipped, 
    • after stretching it. 
  • Work in groups of 2-3 or 4 and a post. 
  • Players stand in front of each other and throw the ball to each other.
  • Player A throws to player B. 
  • Player A runs towards player B, but then backs away towards the post and gets the ball from player B (deep pass). 
  • Player A shoots the ball into the post. 
    • Make sure you run close enough to the post. 
    • Don't stop running too early and the pass must be precise.
  • You can extend the exercise further by passing the ball back to player B instead of taking a shot, 
    • then it's important that player B makes a running action to become available for a pass. 


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  • There's a pilon 8 meters from the post.
  • At this pilon: 
    • Pilon 1, they touch the ground 10 times and then jump up and stretch out all the way. 
    • Then they sprint to post 1 and take a dodgeball on the left; shoot on one leg.
  • There is another pilon and post next to the pilon and post. 
    • The pilon is also at 8 meters from the post.
    • From post 1, they sprint to pilon 2 and press it 10 times. 
    • Then they sprint to the post and throw towards the passer under the post and he has a short chance behind the post.
  • There is another pilon and post next to the pilon and post. 
    • The pilon is also at 8 meters from the post.
    • From post 2 they sprint to pilon 3 and do 15 squats. 
    • Then they sprint to post 3 and take a through-ball. 
  • There is another pilon and post next to the pilon and post. 
    • The pilon is also 8 meters from the post.
    • From post 3 they sprint to pilon 4 and run 4 circles around the pilon. 
    • Then they sprint to post 4 and take a straight dodgeball; shooting on one leg. 


They have 10 minutes to get a total score of 20 with the whole group. If they don't get to this point there is a consequence.

  • 50 second full sprint, 
  • 10 push-ups, 
  • 10 crunches, 
  • 10 leg raises, 
  • Run one round around the whole field.


2 teams of equal size.

  • You start with the ball at the pilon. 
  • It is played over to the second pilon 
    • the ball mustn't get on the ground, 
    • or you're gonna have to start over. 
  • There are a number of checkpoints where new players are ready to play the ball. 
  • The last in line must score 1 to win. 
  • you've got four kids per post. 
    • 3 are the attackers, 
    • 1 is the defender. 
  • The attackers must try to score and the defender must prevent it. 
  • Swap when the attackers have scored 3 times or if they miss off or if it's intercepted by the defence. 
  • then change roles. 
  • If the scoring is too easy, you provide a second defender or the attackers must pass first before shooting again.
  • If the shooting is too difficult, provide an extra post or the defender must keep one hand on his back or the attackers may run with the ball.
  • Players stand in front of each other and each has a ball in one of their hands. 
  • One in their left hand, the other in their right hand.
  • Now they are going to throw the balls to each other 
    • ...so for a certain period of time or for several times
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  • With 24 kids en 6 posts 
    • Hoop scoring is 1 point and north scoring is 2 points
    • After 5 minutes, change teams
  • Player 1 throws the ball to the oncoming player 2 who is not running straight into the ball,
  • but diagonally to the right of the player.
  • Player 1 runs to the other side, receives the ball halfway from player 2 and throws it to the pilon he came from, player 4, and connects behind the other pilon where only player 3 is.
  • Player 2 connects behind player 4.
  • Player 1 must make a quarter turn to be able to throw the ball from player 2 to player 4, this turn must be done airborne.
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  • Arrange a square with a distance of about 10 meters.
  • For larger groups, pentagons can be used.
  • Player 1 throws the ball to player 2, runs after the ball and gets the ball back to player 2.
  • Player 1 throws the ball to player 3, runs after the ball, receives and throws it to player 4.
  • Arrivin at player 4, player 1 should throw a long diagonal ball to player 2 and player 1 can take up his original position.
  • Player 2 continues the exercise.
  • This exercise should be done twice each and then be done in the other direction.
  • Who is first to finish the exercise?
  • Watch out for uneven distances.
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