Korfball drills for running in shot


The attackers are in front of the post, at around 6 m distance. 

The shooter runs in the direction of the post, stops at the penalty spot and turns right. 

At that moment, the passer throws the ball. The shooter makes a dodge ball. 

  • The shooter is allowed one step to find his balance. The left leg acts as a playing leg to keep balance.
  • The players learn from the examples given. 
  • As a trainer you can perform the exercise yourself, in slow motion to show the direction of the balance. 
  • Practice this movement to the left as well.

  • Variant:

  • After the dodgeball, the shooter takes a though-ball. 

  • The catcher catches the ball again. 

  • Let the shooter move after the dodgeball before passing the though-ball. 

  • This can be done in the same direction as the dodgeball, or in the opposite direction. 

  • Make sure that you move further away from the post.


  • The dodgeball becomes a feint shot and is converted into a through-ball. 

  • Converting the smooth movement of the shot into a pass to the inside requires more control of balance. 

  • Throw the ball into the post with one hand.

    What can you see?

  • The coordination of catching the ball and balance is a problem.

  • The shooter determines the coordination by a rhythm, sometimes with the help of a hink.

  • Shooters find balance on their left leg after a dodgeball to right.

  • This makes turning to the post for the shot difficult.

  • The dodgeball is an option in the game because a through-ball attempt can be aborted when the defender keeps up well. In time, the dodgeball becomes an independent way to get free.


  • The passer acts as a defender to put pressure on the shooter. 

  • After the move to the right, the passer gives the ball and tries to block the shot.

  • The shooter goes for the shot.


  • Same, but the shooter has the alternative of throwing the ball to the second passer present in the post area and setting up a though-ball.

  • The defender still goes for the block.

  • It has already been described how the defender can be phased.

  • Throwing to get someone to score

  • Practice throwing and releasing on the short and long line. 
  • The passer stands away from the post. The shooter stands at the front of the box at the side of the passer. 
  • The shooter runs towards the passer (the short line), receives the ball and shoots. 
  • The passer becomes the shooter, the shooter runs behind the post, the shooter arrives at the passer's position, after the ball has been thrown to the next passer.


  • The shooter chooses the long line after making a feint in the direction of the short line or post.

  • Both variants can be trained with an opponent close to the shooter, so that the passer learns to estimate when someone is free. 

  • Dose the defender. When using a defender, the second passer (who in fact does nothing) can act as the defender. 

  • The rotation after the exercise is: passer becomes defender, defender becomes shooter, shooter becomes second passer and second passer becomes passer (after a combination with a player).

  • One rebounder, one defender and one attacker.
  • 30 sec attacks...if attacker can score, he becomes rebounder at the next post.
  • If not, he becomes the defender.
  • Rebounder becomes attacker all the time...