Handball Education – Team Handball News

England Handball has released a treasure trove of information that will educate handball coaches, players and fans for years to come.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the English Handball Association (EHA) has held a series of online handball webinars. Open to all who signed up, they covered a variety of topics including schools handball, 7v6 tactics and women’s handball. Unfortunately, while we’ve all been stuck at home most of the time for the past two months, it’s still not always possible to view these excellent live seminars.

The good news, however, is that all of these webinars are now available online on their EHA YouTube channel or in the direct links below. Over 14 hours of handball coaching instruction. What a great resource for years to come.

Offensive strategies

  • 7v6 attacking model based on FC Porto (Speaker: Carlos Martingo, FC Porto assistant coach and Portugal U18 head coach): Link
  • Positional attack: execute the simple things well (Speaker: Aksel Noergaard, Skanderborg Handball, Denmark): Link

Defense strategies

  • 6:0 Defense System Tactical Considerations (Speaker: Paulo Pereira, Portugal Men’s National Team Coach): Link
  • Tactical Considerations of a 5:1 Defensive System “Spanish Style” (Speaker: Danilo Gagliardi, Angola Women’s National Team Assistant Coach, Youth Coach at 1o de Agosto): Link
  • Tactical Considerations of a 3:2:1 Defensive System (Speaker: Scott Harrington, Head Coach, Sola Handball (Norway), Director, The Handball Academy): Link
  • Tactical Considerations of 4:2 Defense Systems (Speaker: Ricardo Vasconselos, Great Britain Men’s Head Coach): Link
  • 3:3 Defensive System Tactical Considerations (Speaker: Bill Baillie, Women’s U17 and GB U19 Head Coach): Link


  • Goalkeeping Trends, Techniques and Practices (Speaker: Mattias Andersson, German national team and THW Kiel goalkeeping coach): Link

General topics

  • Improve decision making (Speakers: Bobby White, Head of English Handball Performance; Derek O’Riordan, Coach and Coach Developer; John Fletcher, Magic Academy, Coaching Assistant): Link
  • How and when to use gamification in sessions (Speakers: Russell Earnshaw, Magic Academy and Coaching Wizard; Matt Durber, England Handball Performance Coach): Link
  • Implementation of video analysis on games and training (Speaker: Mark Hawkins, IK Vag Head Coach, Former Chinese Women’s National Team Analysis Manager): Link
  • Engage junior players (Speakers: John Pearce, UK U18 Men’s Coach; Mel Chowns, UK Rowing Performance Advisor; Run Smith, FA Coach Mentor): Link
  • Presentation and analysis of women’s handball (Speaker: Vera Lopes, Technical Director of Women’s Handball in Portugal): Link
  • handball at school (Speakers: Colin McGill, PE teacher, Aylsbury Grammar School; Liz Roberts, Poole and England Handball; Stan Belinski, Trafford Handball Club): Link

IHF article on the webinar series: Link

Posted in Great Britain, Handball Education