1.1 THROWING AND CATCHING
(o) BALL TRICKS
Exercises in ball-handling with the objective of increasing the players’ feel for the ball
Each player has a ball and runs where (s)he likes using the entire space available. If there are not enough korfballs, it does not really matter if volleyballs, korfballs or even tennis balls are used.
A. The players run bouncing the ball.
B. They bounce the ball alternately with left and right hand.
C. The ball is thrown high and caught in the air. First from a stationary position, try to catch the ball at its highest point, and then in movement.
D. As C, but catching with one hand (left and right alternately). Practice this in movement as well.
E. Players hold the ball in front of their body and throw it in a small arc over their heads trying (without turning around) to catch the ball behind their backs.
F. As E, but now while the players walk or jog around the hall.
G. The ball is thrown in the air, the players make a full turn, and catch the ball again.
H. The ball is thrown in the air, the players sit down and stand up again, catching the ball before it hits the ground.
I. The players are stationary. They throw with the right arm stretched so that the ball travels in an arc over their heads to be caught with the left arm outstretched. Do this while running as well.
J. Rotate the ball around the body from one hand to the other (the ball may not touch the body).
K. As J, but the ball makes a corkscrew movement around the body beginning with the ball at head height, then by the chest, then by the hips etc. down to the toes.
L. Make a circular movement with outstretched arms holding the ball. Begin with the outstretched right arm moving the ball above the head where the left arm takes over, taking the ball down to the knees where the right arm takes over etc.
M. Play the ball with the right hand under the uplifted right leg to the left hand. Put the right leg down, move the ball from left to right hand, lift the left leg and pass under the leg to the left hand. And then back in the other direction. The exercise needs to be performed with a straight back
N. Spread the legs and make figure of eight patterns with the ball around both legs.