Korfball drills for defense


  • 3 pawns around the basket to create a triangle.
  • The attacker is allowed to get in, the defender is not.
  • Attacker stands 6 meters from the basket and the attacker tries to get in front of it. For this he gets 2 points. If this does not work, he/she looks for an opportunity behind the basket. If he scores behind the basket he gets 1 point.
  • Defender must always be in front.
4 attackers and 4 defenders.

  • The attack plays the ball around, puts down rebound at given moment and tries to cut in to support position or to chance from the 3-1.
  • The defenders must give pressure on the outside and prevent the cut-in moment.
  • Do not yet defend in the ball line and do not take over from each other.
Variant exercise:
  • Like the previous exercise but the defenders must now pay extra attention to the following points:
    • To-coach from basket zone overview.
    • Maintain defensive triangle in basket zone and in front court. 
    • Sit low and hand high.
Variant exercise:
  • Same as the previous exercise but the defenders may try to steal the ball by putting more pressure on the ball lines.
Do each assignment 6 minutes, after 3 minutes switch positions.


Versatile match exercise 4 against 4

  • Make 2 teams of 4 players maximum.
    If you have more players than 8, make 2 pairs and change quickly after each or after 2 goals.
  • Team 1 starts attacking at 1 basket, team 2 defends. 
    If team 1 scores, they may continue attacking, but start again at the starting pawn. 
    If team 2 intercepts the ball they have 1 shot opportunity to try to score on basket 2 or 3.
    If the defence scores after 1 shot, they become the new offence team and may start at the starting pawn, to attack basket 1.

  • Which team has scored the 5 goals first? You can vary this.
  • Change when there are more than 8 players: after 1 or 2 goals quickly change.
4 or 5 players per basket

1 attacker, 1 defender on the attacker, 2 attackers.

  • Attacker tries to get into position while defender defends.
  • Attackers must play in such a way that they can draw on the attacker and thus put the defender offside.
  • Therefore, continuously shift the game.
  • If a forward can be played into, make a move and change positions.
  • Play attacker over the ball or pull away to the back of the basket.
  • This exercise is designed to let the players choose for themselves what they want to improve on.
  • Which (improvement) goal, which they have set for themselves, do they want to improve here.
  • As a trainer you can steer this by guiding the choice.
  • For example: the exercise must have something to do with passing/shooting/attacking/looking etc.
  • Finish with a game 3 against 3 on 1 basket.
  • At interception play 3 passes and then change function.
  • Team of 7 plays with a fixed rebounder.
    • He/she is not allowed to pass unless this is immediately after a shot opportunity.
    • He/she is also not allowed to be involved in the game.
    • So you have to free 3 against 3.


  • Play 4 against 3 on 2 posts (don't make the field too big).
  • One player is assigned to be the attacker, who attacks for both teams.
  • Change them regularly.
  • The attackers receive a maximum of 3 to 5 passes to create an opportunity. No chance, ball for the other team.
Too easy to shoot for the attacker:
  • The extra player is not allowed to score.
  • The same attacker is not allowed to shoot twice in a row.

  • Playing together and scoring on your own basket
  • Or play together and prevent the opposing team from scoring as few goals as possible
  • Two teams in threes against each other (can also be played in fours)
  • Around the basket there is a section where the defending side has a defender. The defender is only allowed to move in that section while defending. If the team is attacking, this player is allowed to join the attack. In this way there is always a surplus in the attack.
  • Korfball rules are in force


1 attacker, 1 defender and 2 assistants.
  • As assistants, try to pass as many balls as possible under the basket or next to the attacker without allowing the defender to interfere with the passing.
  • Keep eye contact.
  • Pass the attacker freely by directing non-verbally or verbally.
  • Keep the ball up high to be able to play faster and better.
  • Swap after 4 good chances.

Sponsors may also pass the ball between themselves to free the attacker.
The aim is always to play within shooting distance, so that every pass or action is targeted.


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