Handball Tips and Instructions

Skills Evaluation Checklist

Have some fun with this list taken from: Handball Basics George Zafferano Sterling Publishing 1977. Using a scale of 0 to 5 points, rate yourself against the 25 mistakes listed in this Checklist. If you commit a mistake frequently give yourself zero. Thats right you gotta be brutally honest!! Occasionally is worth three points and rarely is worth five points. BE SINCERE and self critical! Reevaluate yourself every few weeks to see if your total increases. SKILLS EVALUATION CHECKLIST: 1. Rarely waits for a second or third set-up before shooting for a kill. Plays too much with the ball. 2. […]

The 3-Wall Serve

In this article I will specify my philosophy and some of the strategy I use when serving in three-wall.  I believe the serve in 3-wall often ends up being the most important element of the game, particularly when you have otherwise evenly matched opponents.  A devastating serve works for you in numerous ways, including accruing easy points through unreturned serves or easy put-aways, demoralizing your opponent, and conserving energy.  The serve also sets the tone for the ensuing rally and says something critical about a player.  Players whose serve does little more than put the ball in play are likely […]

Doubles Play (By Rick Anderson)

The following is a email written by Rick Anderson that goes into fine detail on playing right side doubles:  Thanks for the time and incite Rick! Hello fellow handball fanatics: Recently I was asked to write a few words about my thoughts on right side doubles. My first thoughts were who would want to hear from a 50 year old guy who still dives on the cement just to retrieve a little blue ball. I have been playing handball for over 25 years and in that time frame I have drifted to a lot more doubles than singles.  In my mind, […]

HANDBALL – The Perfect Game!!

What is Handball? Handball is a game between 2, 3, or 4 players where a ball is struck with either hand against a wall, and players are required to make contact with the ball prior to a second bounce and players/teams alternate shots.  This is NOT the Olympic game of team handball.  It is similar to raquetball although substantially more difficult and strenuous.  Maryland handball is played on a court with either 1, 3, or 4 walls.  Each version of the game is similar in that the ball must hit the front wall in the air once it is struck […]