2 HISTORYAlthough its popularity spans the globe, the Olympic sport of team handball is just emerging in the United States and often suffers an identity crisis.Most of the world calls the game "handball," but in the U.S. there is already another game with that name.Participants and spectators alike enjoy the fast continuous play, the body contact and the goalie saves as both teams -- each of which are composed of 6 court players and a goalie -- use their natural athletic skills of running, jumping, throwing and catching.Team Handball had its origins in Europe in the late 1920s, about the same time basketball was developing in the United States, and today enjoys great popularity throughout the world.
3 HISTORYThe International Handball Federation (IHF) consists of 136 member nations and 12 million registered players.A men's Handball competition was included on the Olympic calendar at the Munich Games in 1972, after a 34 year absence, followed by the inclusion of women's competition in the Games in Montreal.During this past quadrennial, the U.S. Women won the Pan American Games and finished 8th in the Olympic Games in Atlanta.The U.S. men finished 4th in the Pan American Games and a very respectable 9th versus an excellent field in Atlanta.
6 HOW TO PLAY There are 6 court players and 1 goalie Game begins with a center throw-off, aka, throw-on determined by a coin tossRegulation game length is 2-30 minute halvesA player scores by shooting the ball into a goalEach score is worth 1 pointChange of possession every time a team scoresThe game is won by the team with the most points after time has expired
7 TEAM HANDBALL SAFETYIn a regulation game of Team Handball players need to wear proper athletic shoes and clothingPlayers need to be aware of all surroundings making sure to not come into contact with another playerMake sure Team Handball court is free of debris, for example, any water spillsPractice proper communication, for example, speaking loud enough for teammates to hear offensive or defensive strategies.
8 THROW IN & THROW IN THROW IN THROW ON Putting the ball back into play after it has crossed one of the sidelines. Both feet must be touching the surface outside the sideline. The throw may be made by one or two hands in any matter.The method of putting the ball in play at the start of the game and after a goal is scored
9 SHOOTINGA scoring attempt made when a player reaches the throwing arm parallel above shoulder and snaps the wrist and gathers power from the lower arm by jumping into the air and releasing the shot for the goal.
10 DEFENDINGThe process of preventing the other team from scoring; using the body to block or screen players, with raised arms to guard and block shots, while maintaining position between attacker and the goal
11 PENALTY THROWA shot attempted by any offensive player when that player is prevented from making a clear goal scoring chance by a foul or unsportsmanlike conduct from another player
12 FREE THROWA throw awarded to the opposing team when the other team is in violation of certain rules of the game
13 REFEREE’S THROWA ball bounced by the referee to restart the game after simultaneous infractions by members of both teams and when a game is interrupted
14 GOAL AREA LINEArc (usually 6m out) around goal that only the goalie can be in. Players may jump into area to shoot, provided they shoot before landing.
15 7M LINELine for free throw after a major penalty, creates one-on-one with goalie.
16 9M LINEIs also called the free throw line. Is the closest a free throw can occur from if an infraction occurs between the goal area and the 9m line. All other free throws are taken at the point of the foul.
17 PASSING CHEST PASS BOUNCE PASS OVERHEAD PASS Throwing the ball to another player in a variety of waysCHEST PASSBOUNCE PASSA two handed pass that begins from the chestA two handed pass that bounces once before reaching the intended playerOVERHEAD PASSA two-handed pass that begins over the head; usually done with force
18 A one armed overhand pass PASSESBASEBALL PASSESSIDEARM PASSA one armed overhand passSimilar to baseball pass except ball is released three quarters to the side to avoid defender
19 One handed or two handed underhand pass PASSESSHOVEL PASSESHANDOFF PASSOne handed or two handed underhand passSimilar to quarterback handing ball off to a running back in football. Receiver forms a pocket for the ball
20 PASSES ROLLER PASS JUMP PASS The ball is simply rolled along the floor to a teammate when all other passing lanes are blockedPlayer jumps over or around defender to throw ball baseball style to another player
21 PASSESCORNER THROWWhen the offense puts the ball in play after ball goes out of bounds by the defense
22 GOALWhen the entire ball crosses the goal line inside the goal; a goal may be scored from any throw (free- throw, throw-in, throw-off, and goal-throw). All goals are worth one (1) point (Scoring)
23 PASSIVE PLAYAn illegal attempt to keep the ball in a team's possession without making a recognizable attempt to attack and to try to score (free-throw awarded to the other team)
24 Used when the goalkeeper is out away from the goal TYPES OF SHOTSJUMP SHOTLOB SHOTThe most popular shot because a player may jump from beyond the goal area and is allowed to land inside the goal area, as long as he/she throws the ball before landingUsed when the goalkeeper is out away from the goal
25 TYPES OF SHOTS SET SHOT PENALTY SHOT A simple throw from a standing position. Set shots are also used for all penalty shots.One on one with the goalkeeper. The shooter must stand with both feet behind the penalty line and keep one foot stationary during the shot.
26 POSITIONS GOALIE COURT PLAYER The only player allowed in the goal area. He/she may defend in anyway except he/she can only use feet and leg below knee line when the ball is coming towards the goal.Member of the handball team actually playing on the court, except the goalie.
27 DRIBBLEThe skill of bouncing the ball and moving forward. After dribbling a player is allowed 3 steps and 3 seconds to throw or shot the ball