The complete handball guide: rules, strategies and techniques revealed

In order to make a good pass, it is essential to have the ball well positioned in your hand and to use all fingers to control it. Each finger and each phalanx have a specific role to hold the ball correctly in hand.

How to make a hand pass?

How to become a good handball pivot?

– Agility is the main quality of a pivot. He must be able to recover the ball with both hands and in often very small spaces.
– The pivot must demonstrate great intelligence, capable of shooting in improbable positions (back, horizontal, kneeling, etc.).

How to improve explosiveness in handball?

– Plyometrics is a particularly effective method for developing players’ explosiveness. It consists of a sequence of eccentric contraction followed by the most intense concentric contraction possible.
– Working on jumps, whether horizontal or vertical, for example with hurdles, is very interesting.

How to make a long pass in handball?

– To limit the risks of an enemy interception full axis, it is essential to correctly position your supporting foot 20 cm from the ball.
– If you kick with your left foot, place your right foot on the right side of the ball. If you kick with your right foot, place your left foot on the left side of the ball.

What are the key points for making a successful short pass?

– Three technical points are important to succeed in a short pass: the position of the supporting foot and the shoulders, the contact of the foot with the ball and the flexion of the legs.

What are the tips for making a successful handball shot?

– When shooting, the hand must be above the head and the elbow must be high, at head level.
– To hit the ball, move the shoulder towards the goal accompanied by a flexion of the wrists at the end of the movement. Fingers should point in the direction of the target.
– The shooter must collect the ball while it is suspended above the opponent’s zone and shoot at the target before hitting the ground.

How to develop strength for a powerful and precise shot?

– It is essential to develop strength in the shoulder and wrist.
– According to Alain Portes, the coach of the French women’s handball team, we must find a symbiosis so that the shot is both powerful and precise.

How to work on handball explosiveness?

After going down to the ground, come back up by jumping as high as possible. In this exercise, your muscles have to handle jumping, landing and descending. Always keep your back.

To treat the explosiveness of the lower body: deep crotch (knee flexion).

– Feet parallel to shoulders apart.
– Arms extended forward parallel to the ground.
– Bend your knees so that your thighs are parallel to the floor.
– Standard position of the knees vertical to the foot.
– Support throughout the foot.

To strengthen your lower body with flexion extensions, squat with a jump as high as possible. For your upper body, do jumping push-ups. After completing your push-up, with arms straight, push up to clap and repeat.

Bench press 6 repetitions at 80% of 1RM then 10 to 15 repetitions at 40% of 1RM (or 15 push-ups). Rest for 2 minutes, then perform 5 more sets. Note that this training method can be maintained for 4-5 weeks.

How to attack in handball?

– Handball is played with two teams of 7 players, for a total of 14 players on the field.
– The aim of the game is to hit a target in the opposing camp.
– In 7-a-side handball, each team must shoot, dribble and pass to reach the opponent’s goal.
– In single or double handball, more popular in the United States, you have to bounce off the walls to win.
– You can touch, grab, stop, push or hit the ball with your hands, arms, head, torso, thighs and knees.
– Contact with the leg or foot is prohibited.
– If one hits the ball that the opponent is holding in his hands, it is considered bad.
– The exercise aims to build the defensive action necessary to defend on the pivot.
– We position 4 attackers including 1 pivot and 3 defenders on the playing area with blocks.
– To attack the 2-4 defense with handball: the winger enters the second pivot and blocks the high n°2 to allow the fullback to engage between him and the high n°3. The fullback can shoot or return the ball to the second pivot.
– A handball match begins with a draw. The winning team then chooses the side of the field or makes the throw which takes place on the center line. The player making the throw must have one foot on this line until the ball leaves their hand.
– To attack the 1-5 defense with handball: we cross the Central Back for one of the backs and we open the solution to a backward pass to play the continuity of the game.
– Attacking a 0-6 type defensive device consists of moving players without the ball to disrupt the defenders and ensure rapid circulation of the ball. The pivot player plays a vital role in cutting the defense.

How long is the handball match?

– The 7 meter shot is the handball penalty, also called punishment. The referee orders it when the defender commits a foul with the obvious intention of avoiding a goal or compromising the safety of the player on whom the foul was committed.
– A football match lasts less than 60 minutes in actual playing time, although the total duration is generally more than 90 minutes due to interruptions and stoppages in play.
– The goalkeeper is the only player allowed to enter the goal area, except in certain specific cases where a defender can enter by touching the target area with any part of his body.
– A football match ends when the referee blows the final whistle, usually after two or three consecutive blows. The game is divided into two halves of 45 minutes each, with a break of 10 to 15 minutes between them.
– For senior players, a handball match lasts 90 minutes. It consists of four periods of 10 minutes each, separated by intervals of 2 minutes, except between the second and third periods where the interval is 15 minutes (halftime). In the event of a tie, a single overtime is played, then more if necessary until one team wins the game.

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