What are the rules of handball?

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Publié le 24/07/18Modifié le 20/03/19

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In a game of handball, 2 teams play with a round ball. The team that scores the most goals wins. This sport is played by millions of people all over the world. There are many competitions, for amateurs and professionals. You may have seen some on TV.

So, how is handball played?

Each team has 7 players on the court, 5 substitutes and a coach. The players try to reach the opponent’s goal to put the ball in the net, while the defenders of the other team try to stop them. In handball, you can only use your hands. Your feet can’t touch the ball! To move forward, you can pass the ball to a teammate or dribble, bounce the ball while moving. Some of the game’s techniques and tactics have funny names: dummy, fake, kung-fu, or schwenker… Court players are not allowed to enter the 6 meter zone: the goal area. The goalkeeper has to stop shots at goal. 2 referees, helped by a timekeeper and secretary, run the game, whistle fouls and award penalties and free throws when necessary. If you’ve understood the rules, try playing “first steps” or “mini handball”. These are versions of the game adapted for 6 to 12-year-olds. It’s fun! Try it out!

Nom de l'auteur : Jacques Azam

Producteur : Milan Presse, France Télévisions

Année de copyright : 2018

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