3.4 TYPES OF KORFBALL
Korfball without divisions
A pitch of at least 20xl2 metres. Two teams of four players. The korfs are about five metres in from the backline.
The great advantage of monokorfball is that all of the players are continually in action. This form is very suitable for training but has a disadvantage – it is normally not possible to try particular attacking systems. Moreover, the area behind the korf is very rarely used.
A point to note is that the players, unlike when the play is in divisions, cannot always play 100 per cent. During the game, they will “relax” or at least let the speed of the game drop. This can result in a sleepy form of korfball or a failure to defend. Other players leave the field completely shattered after playing monokorfball.
Monokorfball in threes. This requires good condition from the players, but can be very well executed if there are, for example, 9 or 12 players at the training. In which case, after a certain time (say three minutes) you should change one or both teams. This change can also take place after one of the teams has scored. The losing party leaves the game and the objective is to see which team can stay on the pitch for longest.
Monokorfball in pairs. This is a very demanding variation. Do not use this for more than a few minutes intensively, and then change the players. This form is very good for helping attackers to choose when they should shoot, and to learn when to attack and when to assist. The defenders have to decide whether to front defend or whether to try to win the rebound.