Korfball drills for all skills

  • 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.

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

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.


  • 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

  • make 2 groups 
  • the attack takes the ball from the trainers.
  • When the defence has intercepted the ball, they  return it to the trainers. 
  • When they have scored, the team gets a bonus and is allowed to take the ball back.
  • 1 of the young trainers can act as referee to gain experience

In short: practicing various shooting variations in a fun competition form.

Organization: per group a post and a ball, the posts are preferably (but not necessary) arranged in a circle or rectangle. The number of people per group is less important (but all groups are about the same size).

  • The first task for the groups is to score 10 goals. 
  • When you have completed this assignment, the person who scored the last goal runs to the trainer to pick up the next assignment. 
  • Which group completed all the assignments first?
  • In the meantime, the trainer walks around encouraging or correcting where necessary. 
  • He has a piece of paper with him with a row of assignments on it. When someone gets to get the next assignment, first ask which one has just been completed (this can vary quite a bit over time) and then give the next assignment. 
  • An example list: 5 walk-through balls, 5 penalty throws, 5 4-meter shots, 5 walk-through balls from behind the post, 5 shots behind the post.
  • Two players stand 7 meters in front of the post and eight meters apart. 
  • A player with the ball under the post and a receiver slightly behind the post. 
  • One player in front of the post takes the through-ball that is passed, after the other player in front of the post has received the ball.
  • The ball is caught by the receiver. 
    • A1 becomes A2, 
    • A2 becomes A3, 
    • A3 becomes A4 and 
    • A4 becomes A1.

What can you see?

  • The passer learns that the shooter can only take a through-ball if the throwing is calmly prepared, is thrown in front of the shooter and the ball is passed at the right height.
  • The speed and trajectory of the shooter can be regulated by the speed of throwing, ball trajectory and ball speed.
  • Learning to control problems such as timing requires a lot of repetition and sometimes adjustment of the distances used.
  • The problems for the shooter, the starting position of the ball is different because the body is twisted for ball reception, lead to impure actions. Stay attentive to this.
  • The action speed must be increased.

  • Just like exercise 12, but the passer throws the ball to a shooter who dodges to a position diagonally behind the post. 
  • There is a ball through the centre where the passer must consider two opponents, his direct opponent and the shooter's opponent, as they are not far from the ball line.

  • The marksman makes a feint shot and passes the ball to the player below the post indicating a through-ball.
  • One ball per groups of two/three. 
  • The players pass until they reach a post. 
  • At the post both players may shoot once. 
  • Then they have to pass again to another post. 
  • All groups just cross each other. 
  • Whichever team to achieve 15 goals first wins(optional).