Next-gen coaches ready to help shape the future of handball

For six days, 21 future Master Coaches from seven different European countries, including former Hungarian international Beata Siti and Spain’s Nerea Pena, gathered in Ljubljana on the sidelines of the Women’s EHF EURO for the third and final module of the current Master Coach/Pro License. Classes. The course started at the men’s EHF EURO 2022 in Hungary, followed by module 2 in Porto in July.

Previous modules focused on Coaching Philosophy, Match Analysis, Leadership and Management, Practical Coaching, Coaching Theory and Individualization in Module One; and Goalkeeping, Physical and Mental Preparation and Injury Prevention in Module Two.

The last module in Ljubljana included many updated parts of modern training – with the possibility to watch and analyze the EHF EURO 2022 matches at Stožice Arena.

On day one, the focus was on what handball can learn from other sports, with expert speakers from ice hockey and volleyball. Also, prevention in terms of anti-doping (Hans Holdhaus) and match-fixing (Severin Moritzer) were on the program.

The following days, the Slovenian Marko Šibila, one of the jury members of the Master Coach/Pro License course and animator at the Faculty of Sports of the University of Ljubljana, and Monique Tijsterman, member of the Methods Commission of the EHF, from the Netherlands, presented individual and group tactical skills. in attack and defense – each both in theory and in practice, with participants performing tasks in the arena.

In addition, Tijsterman gave an overview of modern attacking trends, such as playing 6-5, 6-6 and 7-6, including examples from the qualitative analysis of the current EHF EURO – and yet another times, the participants were able to put this knowledge into practice in the coaching. Sessions in the gym.

Friday’s topic was communication in a media workshop, led by David Obererlacher.

On Saturday, the participants who defended their thesis successfully received their certificates from the hands of Predrag Boskovic, vice-president of the European Handball Federation. As part of the RINCK convention, a total of 600 hours of lessons, including digitally assisted self-study, are required to finally receive the EHF Master Coach certificate.