Korfball drills for all skills

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  • 2 players at a distance from the post with ball. 
  • 1 player below the post.
  • Trainer calls head shoulders knee head etc. 
  • Only when the ball is in the post, the player with the fastest ball is allowed to take a through ball. 
  • The other player tries to defend.
  • At 3 goals the winner may decide whether to give or continue.
  • There's a support and an attacker. 
  • The support throws the ball to the attacker
  • As soon as the ball is thrown, the support must immediately go after it to defend it.
  • So the intention is that they shoot as fast as possible.
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The chaos game is fun for younger children, but can also be played with older children. 

  • In the chaos game the intention is that every child has a ball, and that there are 3 or 4 poles (also depending on the number of players). 
  • lined up. 
  • Each player starts at the same pole, 
  • there's a countdown and then they all start shooting, 
  • if they can score, they proceed one pole
  • if they don't score, they stay at the pole until they do.
  • You can agree in advance whether they should have been past each pole 1, 2 or 3 times depending on the level. 
  • Variation: you can use pilons to mark a circle outside which players have to shoot, 
  • they're only allowed in to catch the ball.
  • The materials below are for 4 persons (hat = pilon)
  • You put pilons in a square. 
  • In the square you put a number of balls (one less than the number of players). 
  • The players run around the square and then the trainer yells YES. 
  • If the trainer says YES, the player takes a ball as quickly as possible. 
  • If you have a ball, you score 3 goals. 
  • The remaining player continues to run around the square until someone finishes shooting. 
  • 2 groups at pilons, 
  • Run to the hoop. 
  • Through the hoops and run to the pilons. 
  • Zigzag through the pilons. 
  • Finally shoot ( 2 attempts). 
  • Whoever scores 5 times first, wins
  • All players line up. 
  • The front 2 players have a ball. 
  • Player 1 starts shooting, after this player has had a shot, player 2 can start. 
  • If 1 scores earlier than 2, he can stand in the back of the line. 
  • If 2 scores earlier than 1, 1 is finished and has to go to the side. 
  • The last remaining two players must start at the same time and the one who scores first wins.

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PURPOSE: Warm-up (concentration and reaction) 

ORGANISATION: groups of two, three or four in a defined space.

RUNNING THE GAME: slowly run behind each other, crisscrossing through the entire space. Number 2 always follows every movement of number 1 as quickly as possible and keeps a distance of about 1 meter. Switch positions after a while.

VARIATIONS:

  • now the front runner tries to get rid of the back runner by sudden feints and/or tempo changes.
  • But now other movements are allowed as well: cross steps, jumping, lying down and getting up again etc.
  • No more groups: everyone runs freely. The players run towards each other, make a feint and:
    • then pass each other on the left.
    • pass each other on the right
    • turn around each other and run back



  • 1 shooter stands in front of the post, distance is indicated by the trainer
  • At least 1 receiver, but it works better with 2 or more receivers
  • 2 balls per post, as soon as the shooter has shot a ball the 2nd ball will be passed to the shooter.
  • Shooter gets X minutes to score as many goals as possible
  • Goal is to keep shooting fast, but also to keep shooting well
  • Can be done several times and try to improve the number of goals each time



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  • divide the group into groups of 5 (it's also possible to have a different number, but adjust if necessary).
  • make a box, for example 8/8 or 10/10 or 12/12. 
  • Of each group of 5, 1 person is a catcher, the others are the field players (if you have more than one group, you can put the catcher(s) of one group into the other group).
  • The catcher tags 1 or 1½ minute and you count how many tags have been made (one player can't loose and stays in the game).


  • The catchers that start tagging (recognizable because of the jacket / ribbon) and 
  • distribute the other remaining children per group in the box with a ball. They pass over the ball and walk free.
  • The catchers try to tag someone who doesn't have the ball, so someone who has the ball is not allowed to be tagged.
  • The player approached by the catcher must get the ball as quickly as possible.
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