# Korfball drills for passing / attack

**In short:** various (more difficult) forms of catching and throwing with pairs facing each other in a stand.

**Organisation:** Two people stand opposite each other with 5 to 10 metres in between (depending on the level of the group), one of them has a ball. Both players stand still. To mark the distance, it is possible to place two cones or place the players behind two lines.

Both players pass the ball to each other with a pendulum throw (when thrown with the left foot: right foot in front, the position of the body is such that the right shoulder points forward, the ball is released above the head).

Like example 1, now try to keep the exercise 'rotating', that is: number 1 hurls the ball to number 2. Number 2 catches the ball (underhand, with his fingers down) and swings the ball back to number 1 in a fluent movement. So catching is the beginning of the pendulum movement, there is no stop in the movement. Are we going to keep the ball in the net?

As example 2, but now with an underhand pendulum throw: the ball is caught quite high and is thrown underhand with a curve.

The players pass the ball to each other behind their backs. Just like with the pendulum throw, the body is turned a little (when thrown with the right hand, the left shoulder should be closest to the fellow player). Keep the distances relatively small.

The players play the ball to each other in the jump: just before receiving the ball they jump up, catch the ball, play it back quickly and only then land on the ground. A rather tricky exercise, where timing is of the essence, most will jump too early and therefore have no time to play the ball back. It is possible to let only one of the two jump and change tasks halfway. This simple exercise is not suitable for young children with little jumping power.

As example 5, but now catching and throwing with one hand (the ball must be clearly placed to the left or right of the body!)

As example 5, but the ball is caught above the head and tapped back.

The players stand with their backs to each other. Number 1, holding the ball with two hands, turns his hands so that his left hand is under the ball and his right hand is to the left of the ball (the arms are now more or less crossed). Then the ball is thrown with the right hand to number 2, whereby the body rotates clockwise behind the ball in the direction of number 2: a way of throwing which is quite common in handball.

In**short:** basic exercise with pairs to learn or improve throwing and catching with one hand.

**Organisation:** Two people stand opposite each other, 5-10 metres apart (depending on the level of the group), one of them has a ball. Both players stand still. To mark the distance, it is possible to place two pawns or place the players behind two lines. (In case of an uneven number of players: it is better to form a trio than to join in or leave one player standing on the side).

The players throw the ball to each other with one hand, they catch it with two hands.

The same, but now: 'which pair can play back and forth 25 times the fastest? Or: 'which pair can pass the ball the longest without dropping it?

As example 1, but throw the ball with two hands and catch it with one hand (the receiver indicates on which hand he wants the ball).

As example 3, catch with the other hand.

Now throw with one hand and catch with one hand.

As example 1, but now with the 'wrong hand'.

As example 1, but now with the 'wrong hand' throw and catch.

Eight throws: number 1 throws with his right hand to number 2, who catches the ball with his right hand, grabs the ball with his left hand and throws the ball back to number 1 with his left hand. Number 1 catches with his left hand, passes to his right hand and throws to number 2 again. The ball makes an 8-course. Learned young, done old.

The players give each other difficult balls: they throw in such a way that you have to make an effort to catch the ball (with one hand).

Variations:

The same exercises, but now at a greater distance.

A nice variation is to have both players start close to each other and after e.g. three passes each take a small step backwards. After a while they will stand further apart and the maximum distance will be reached. (Have everyone throw at maximum distance a few times at most!)

The same exercises, but now both players move slightly back and forth: players in motion must be placed.

In**short:** basic exercise with pairs to learn or improve throwing and catching with two hands.

**Organisation:** Two people stand opposite each other, 5 to 10 metres apart (depending on the level of the group), one of them has a ball. Both players stand still. To mark the distance, it is possible to place two pawns or place the players behind two lines.

(In case of an uneven number of players: it is better to form a trio than to join in or let one player stand aside). Don't let the players stand too 'stiff' in these rather static exercises, they should move loosely and relaxed.

The players throw the ball to each other with two hands at chest height. The catch is made with both hands. Pay attention to the technique of catching (or throwing, not both at the same time).

The same, but now: 'which pair can play back and forth 25 times the fastest? Or: 'which pair can pass the ball the longest without dropping it?

Same, but now the ball is played high (higher than chest height, but not so high that the players have to jump to catch the ball).

The same, but now the ball is played low.

The players stand closer together and bounce the ball off each other.

The players play the ball alternately high, low or with a bounce to each other.

Variations:

The same exercises, but now at a greater distance.

A nice variation is to have both players start close to each other and after e.g. three passes each take a small step backwards. After a while they will stand further apart and the maximum distance will be reached. (Let everyone throw a few times at maximum distance!)

One of the two players is now the regular thrower, the other (the 'worker') stands opposite him at about 10 metres. The 'worker' comes running, the declarer plays with two hands at chest height. The worker stops, catches the ball with his two hands and passes it back to the declarer. After some time, the players swap tasks.

One of the two players is the regular declarator, the other one (the 'worker') runs back and forth at about 5 meter distance in front of the declarator. The defender plays the ball with two hands. The worker catches the ball with two hands and puts it back as fast as possible.

After a while change. Make sure the ball is placed 'in front of the man'.

1 pole, 1 ball, 4 hats in a square and 9 playersThe

4 attackers stand in a square (near the hats) around the basket, the 4 defenders hold the pole with one hand. The 9th person (the declarer) stands with the ball outside the square of the hats. The attacker passes the ball to one of the attackers, the defender who stands opposite the attacker who receives the ball must run around the hat and the attackers must now score as quickly as possible. If all goes well, the attackers quickly find the person who is free, as one of the defenders has to run around the hat-trick

You make a square, in it stands an attacker, the attacker must keep moving in the square while a defender walks by. One person always plays the ball. The defender looks at the ball and tries to catch it. Every time the attacker catches the ball, someone else runs into the box. When the defender catches the ball, he throws it back and you try again.

2 teams. Per pair 1 ball and 1 pawn. Player A stays on his spot. Player B starts with the pawn, which is about 10 meters away. Player B runs to player A. Player A throws (with 1 hand) the ball to player B. Player B keeps running until he has caught the ball and then stops. B throws the ball back and runs to the pawn to start the exercise again. after 10x change.

**In short:**

A trio has to pass the ball to each other in a square.That's tricky yes, because one is always missing....

**Organisation:**

Three players stand in an imaginary square about eight metres from each other. One corner remains unoccupied. The middle player (number 2) of the three has the ball.

You put up three poles in a triangle, in the middle of the three poles you put a pawn. Three children are placed as attackers and the other children stand near the pawns.

First, you can choose that the attackers have to run through the poles. It doesn't matter which pole they hit, they can hit the same pole twice in a row. You can choose for this, so they have to run a lot. Also the children have to score 2 times, the person who scores first can trade with a declarator, the other children can trade with a declarator.

After that you can choose to *let*the children do *free balls, penalty throws, foul balls etc.*

Everyone stands in a circle. One person is the loafer and stands in the circle. Everyone is going to throw the ball over, but the dummy has to try to take the ball away from him. The person with the ball can do this by intercepting the ball or by tapping the person who is holding the ball. When the lummel has taken the ball away, the lummel changes to the next player.