Korfball drills for all skills


When throwing with the left, put the right leg in front (when throwing with the right, put the left leg in front).

Hold the ball on your hand behind your head with spread fingers.

Other arm forward

Left or right foot max. 30 cm to the front

Look at the direction you want to throw the ball.

Body rests on right leg, shifting weight to left.

Turn your body.

Throw the ball in a straight line past your head.

Pointing in the direction of throw.

You determine the speed and curve from the wrist.

Your body should end up in a straight line with your team-mate (shoulders straight, feet and navel in the direction of your team-mate).

Catch with 1 hand

Thumb and fingers spread, make sure hand is relaxed.

Receiving the ball, passing the body.

Turn your body (to get the speed out of the ball).

Bend your knees slightly (to reduce speed and maintain control of the ball).


Catch with 2 hands

Thumbs behind the ball

Fingers spread

Thumb and index finger in triangular shape (to prevent overshoot).

Feet crossed at an angle with a space of about 30 cm (shoulder width or just outside).

Receive the ball with arms almost stretched out.

Squeeze the ball lightly on reception.

Bring the ball up to chest height with your arms bent (to get the speed out of the ball).

Set up two poles facing each other at about 7 meters. The player with the ball stands to the right of the pole, the player without the ball stands to the left of the pole about 1.5 meters in front of the pole. The person with the ball throws to the person without the ball and makes a pass ball. After every pass ball there is a change of roles.

The following run through ball exercise combines practice of the run through ball with fitness training.

The exercise is done on 1 basket, with 4 players and 2 balls. Two players stand under the basket without the ball, one player left in front of the basket with the ball and one player right in front of the basket with the ball.

Player 1 walks up to the middle. He or she chooses a side and gets the ball. Splitter 1 plays the ball inside and makes a through ball. The attacker catches the ball, and fills the empty spot. The person in front without the ball runs through the middle to the basket, and the exercise starts again.

When the exercise is clear, you can choose to make it more about speed. If you choose to do this, the player who throws the ball from the front to the ascending player goes after his ball, and as soon as he or she is in the middle, he or she runs after the person who throws the through ball. As soon as the latter has taken his through ball, the new person runs up and the exercise begins again.

The following run through ball exercise combines the taking of the run through ball with a bit of condition, timing and cooperation. The exercise is performed with three teams. You place a pawn in front of the basket at about 6-7 metres, and at the same distance also a pawn behind the basket. Player 1 starts with the pawn in front of the basket, player 2 starts with the ball under the basket, and player 3 starts with the pawn behind the basket.

Player 1 starts by taking a walkthrough ball. At the same time, number 3 behind the basket also starts running to catch the ball. Number 1 receives the ball from number 2 and makes the pass. After passing the ball he runs to the back of the pawn. After passing the ball, number 2 walks to the front pawn, turns around and starts the exercise again. The ball is not allowed to fall on the ground, so no one can drop it and slow down the pace of the exercise.

It is important that the pace of the runners stays high, so players are not allowed to wait until the other runner is ready. To encourage players not to drop the ball on the ground, you can take this into account with the scoring. A goal counts as a point, but dropping the ball on the ground takes away one point.


The exercise is performed with 3 or 4 players per basket. There is an attacker in front, a defender next to him or her, and a declarer and possibly a receiver under the basket. The ball is under the basket with the attacker, the exercise must be set up wide, so that the attacker has the space to perform the exercise. The defender is instructed to start at arm's length (can touch the attacker's shoulder). The attacker makes a wide move to the left or right, and receives the ball. The attacker plays the ball again to the attacker, and starts his action to the basket. The defender's task is to hold back the attacker with one hand, thus creating resistance for the attacker. The attacker will therefore have to continue to the basket, even if he gets resistance from the defender. At about 4 metres from the basket, the defender lets go and the attacker has to finish the ball. The attacker is not allowed to continue until a goal is scored, which makes him aware that he still has to complete the ball, despite the contact and a possible penalty throw.