1.1 THROWING AND CATCHING
(p) EXERCISES AGAINST A WALL
Various throwing and catching exercises against a wall
Every player has a ball and a section of the wall to work in. If there are not enough korfballs, use other types of ball.
A. The ball is thrown from three metres distance two handed against the wall and caught again. After a while, who can be the first to make 25 passes?
B. The distance is now slightly greater, so be sure that the balls are properly pumped up. From how far can each player throw the ball against the wall and catch it without it hitting the ground?
C. As A, but now one-handed. Use both hands alternately.
D. Pass the ball left-handed and catch it with the right hand. Then pass the ball right-handed and catch it with the left hand etc. Each player chooses his/her preferred distance from the wall.
E. Use straight-arm passes, underarm, overarm and sidearm with both left and right hands.
This exercise gives maximum repetitions. It is therefore important to ensure that the ball is properly passed. It is also a useful exercise to allow players to throw harder than would normally be the case. In a small sports hall, care should be taken to avoid danger for team-mates if the ball is to be played very hard.
F. The ball is thrown behind the back against the wall.
G. The ball is thrown against the wall and the player makes a full turn of the body before catching the ball again.
H. Only possible if there is lots of space (about 10 metres of wall per player). The players stand two metres from the wall and throw the ball continuously in order to move along before catching each pass, eventually moving right around the hall. Variations are to let the players dribble the ball for a certain part of the exercise, or after two circuits the players change direction so as to pass using the other hand.