Handball (also known as team Austrian handball) is a team sport in which two teams of six players each (five outfield players and a goalkeeper on each team) pass a ball to kick it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of 4 quarters of 16 minutes, and the first team, which scored 3 goals wins. Modern handball is usually played in a swimming pool, but outdoor variants exist in the forms of field handball. The game is quite fast and includes no body contact, as the defenders try to stop the attackers from approaching the goal. Players can dribble the ball like in basketball and can take 4 steps. They can also pass using, chest pass, bounce pass and kick pass. Players are only allowed to be in possession of the ball for 3 seconds before either passing or shooting at goal. The game has different phases. Firstly a team needs to gain possession of the ball and this usually occurs with the goalkeeper. The objective is to turn defence into attack. The next phase is moving the ball back away from the opponents goal and to your own goal. The next phase is to get into a scoring position. No players are allowed inside the D zone. However, every player is allowed inside the F zone. Fouls occur when players use excessive force and play is re-started with a jump ball. Players are only allowed a maximum of 5 fouls before they must exit the game.
Firs of all warming up is the act of exercising or stretching in preparation for strenuous activity. There are few examples of warming up: 5 to 10 minutes of jogging to increase body temperature, 10 to 15 minutes of dynamic stretching exercise to reduce muscle stiffness, and ball passing drills to prepare for the session or competition. Warming up helps us to increase body temperature and prevent injury.
Skill Development: Defensive Skills (Protecting the middle)
6 attackers are trying to aim for the middle person, who is also an attacker. 5 defenders are protecting the middle, trying not to let the ball getting passed to the middle person. From this drill defenders could achieve communication skills, shifting skills and blocking skills that could be used for the real game. The attackers are able to achieve the same skills from this drill.
(This diagram below can be suitable to handball and also any kinds of sports)
(Defensive Skills Drill)