This section addresses the basic skills of korfball. Anyone not aware of these is not in a position to learn korfball. The converse is unfortunately not true: mastery of these skills is not sufficient to be a good korfballer. It is more than apparent some non-Dutch or Belgian korfballers, despite great running, jumping and handling skills, are still not able to provide reasonable opposition against Dutch or Belgian opponents.
For young korfballers and beginners, attention should be focused on catching and throwing. Even for experienced korfballers, these basic skills should be regularly seen in training. In this latter case, the theme is more the fitness aspect (strength, power etc.) and on internalising (making automatic) techniques with the ball.