Handball
Description

As players run forward to defend they should think about their stance and approach:

They should take small, fast steps (never jump) to avoid over-committing. Approach diagonally, facing towards the ball, and angling their body to direct their opponent away from the goal area.

Keep their arms open, wide and high. Stand on the balls of their feet with knees slightly bent.

Coaching Points

When turning back to run towards your own goal leave the foot which is closest to the goal on the floor and pivot on it to the direction you want to go.

Take small, fast steps and sprint back, don't use side steps.

Defensive stance323 defenders movementsHandball Drills Coaching
Tags: body, defence, position, stance

Handball 323 defenders movementsDrills

Join our community of over
20,000 Handball Coaches Today!
Register Now

Recent Blog Entries

60 Second Interview: The journey from player to coach
Serious injury 'robbed' a Gareth of a playing career, but the South African refused to quit the sport he loved and forged a career as a rugby coach

The 5 Cs Of Being A Great Coach
From Premiership manager to grassroots stalwart, the coach is an important part in any sportsman's playing career

Pre-Game Nutrition - Optimum Performance and Recovery
What foods should your players eat before a big game for optimal performance, and which should they avoid?

5 Top Tips for Pre-match Team Talks: Motivate your team
60 Second Interview: School and Club Coach: Peter Berman
Lesson planning for Physical Education teachers