Korfball drills for


Goal: defend your own basket but score at another. Whoever remains last wins.
Minimum 3 groups of 2.
Maximum 5 groups of 3 or 4 groups of 4.

  • Each group has a basket.
  • Number of balls depends on how many groups. For example, 3 groups 2 balls.
  • Make easier by fewer balls and larger groups.

  1. the back player cuts in to the support as the ball enters the field and gets it played.
  2. the passer simultaneously runs across the support to the rebound and takes over.
  3. the support passes the ball to the diagonal player in the break and takes the shot
  4. If that is not successful, the ball can be passed to the outgoing first rebounder
At that point, there can be doubles/ breakthroughs from both the first and second players and you get opportunities again if the then standing rebounder steps out again or the earlier support makes an action without the ball.


  • The first ball is played deep from the front pocket.
  • Then the other front comes in and passes the ball.
  • The first passer runs across the block to the catch.
  • The adjuster runs on the ball side for a through ball to the post.
    Alternatively, the ball is played back directly for the distance shot.
  • The player under the post steps out as soon as the rebound is taken over from the front and ensures that the player with the ball has two points of attack.
  • The ball is played in from the front to the running player under the basket.
  • At the same time, this player runs over the fulcrum to the basket for the catch.
  • The fulcrum places the ball out to the other player in front, alternatively is to the back.
  • The support player comes out to the side of the player who received the ball and is played back in.
  • This doubles the ball back and the ball is shot by the front or back player.
  • The catch is made by the player in the catch -who has the back of the box, as seen from the shooter- .
  • The non shooter has the front.
  • The declarer watches for a catch and the shooter keeps moving for a breakthrough.
  • Score 5x from right front, 5x from right back, 5x from left front and 5x from left back.
  • We can practice this with triplets or foursomes.
  • The white attacker plays the ball to the red attacker and runs after the ball.
  • Under the post, the blue attacker runs parallel to the white player.
  • At the moment the red player plays to the blue one, the white player goes in and gets the ball for the through ball.
  • The other red player completes and steps out if necessary.
2 runners on support create a distraction, so that they can pull away from under the basket and shoot.

  • 2 attackers high in front of the basket.
  • 1 support high in front of the basket.
  • 1 attacker under the basket.
  • Attacker 1 plays over with support a maximum of 2 times, while moving.
  • Attacker2 runs in in such a way that he can also go in for a run after those two throws.
  • Attacker 1 runs through at high speed; if no run through can be made, player 2 comes through.
  • At the same time, player 1 moves away from the basket to the side where the run through is coming from.
  • If player 1 is free, he may score; if he is well defended, he may pass to the player under the basket who is pulling away.
  • If the ball cannot be passed to the support, check if player 2 is playable.
  • Attackers 1 and 2 do not stand still.
  • No more than 2 throws back to the support by the same person.


2 attackers with one defender each try to take chances. 
The attacker under the basket makes sure they can create chances.
The attacker can also rebound, but stays in the basket zone.

Getting free becomes easier, but make sure you have the right timing. Make
sure that the attackers are always turned towards the basket.

  • Start with the assist from under the basket.
  • Extra: also leave space in front to free each other.
  • Extra: if an attacker gets the ball from under the basket, he may not pass to the attacker again. --> stimulate the assist from space.
  • From 4-0 to 3-1: shot directed and to 2nd chance, also from rebound

  • Intermediate to pass --> filling space and to shot
  • Defender on shooter (80%)

  • Intermediate to pass --> searching for 2nd attacker
  • Defender on shooter (80%) --> timing to release

  • Intermediate and rebound change: rebounder draws from basket to chance
  • Defender on rebound: do not let go in support --> recognized by attackers in front court


  • The player in the support is played from the left or right of the front court.
  • The player in the rebound pulls away to the side of play and gets the ball out of the support.
  1. The first times there will be no sharp running along and they can shoot themselves.
    1. The player runs around the support and catches the ball.
  2. If there is good defense, the outgoing rebounder plays the ball to the player who runs around the support and takes a through ball.
    1. (Sometimes there is cutting, often the defender is not short enough. If the declarer steps out when throwing, the other attacker runs past the defender and there is no cutting)
  3. If the player is taken over the support, the ball goes to the support who then shoots themselves.