What is handball? By Fátima Cabello, Antonio García and Dámaris Ariza.Hanball is a mixture of football andbasket.The object of the game is simply toscore more goals than the other team.The ball is usually moved around thecourt by passing or dribbling. Howe-ver, the ball can be dribbled, but likein basketball you cannot double-dribble. You can dribble for as long asyou want (though you risk getting the ball taken away). You can only take atmost three steps after catching a pass.You cannot hold the ball for more than three seconds without passing it.Players have different rols. This way we have:Line player/ Pivot: Large players who block shooters and try to disorganize thedefense. They also are shooters, usually from close-in range.Left/Right Wing: They are offensive players who shoot at odd angles, usuallyfrom the sides.Left/Right Half: They are tall, agile players who much like quarterbacks lead theoffense. They shoot from the backcourt over the head of defenders.
What were the origins of handball? This game comes from antiquity. It is believed that in Greece played a game in which a ball of an apple size, do not touch the ground. So it was described in "The Odyssey" by Homer. This game is known by the name of Ukraine game. Although the game we know today as handball has its origins in the late nineteenth century in central Europe, when Konrad Koch, a Gym Teacher, invented a game similar to handball today: the "Raffballspied" as a way of training for gymnasts. HANDBALL MATERIALS By Gema Cabello, Carmen Luque, Ana Ruiz and Santiago Chamizo The measure of the ball for women should be between 50 to 52 cm ofdiameter. It must be between 58 to 60 cm for men. The gowns of handball consists in a simple shorts and a t-shirt.
Maybe, the most important part of our equipment are the trainers. They mustassured the stability of our ankles and allow us to run without slide. Some players use knee pads to protect their knees. They do that because is so usual to fall down on the floor when you are playing handball. Due to the material of the pavement you can burn your skin. Is usual to use a substance that is applied in the yolks of the fingers in order to catch the ball easily. The goalkeeper’s equipment is different from the rest of players because he or she is exposed to be hit by the ball.
HANDBALL TRACK OF By Gema Cabello, Carmen Luque, Ana Ruiz and Santiago chamizo.The pitch in handball is usually a synthetic pavement which measures 40 meterslength and 20 meters width -The 4 meters line mark maximum that can pass the goalkeeper distance. -The line of the box in handball is at 6 meters from the goal line. Only the goalkeeper can be inside it. If any players apart from the goalkeeper getinside the box it can be a penalty, if you’re a forward, or a faul if you’re adefender.-The penalty line is a 7 meters from the goal line. A penalty happens when adefender committed a foul while the forward has a clear chance of getting a goal orwhen a defender get into the box avoiding the forward’s advance.When a defender committed a foul between the 9 and 6 meter line, the game isrestarted from the free-throw line.
MAIN RULES By Juan Hurtado, Jesús T. Velasco and Antonio Cañero -Game consists of two teams that are made up of 7 players each. -One player must defend goal of respective team. -Two referees: one for the court, one for the goal. -Normal games are 60 minutes long, with two-30 minutes halves.-Players can take up to three whole steps with the ball.-Each team has to attack the goal when in possession of the ball, otherwise theywill be penalized.-A throw-in occurs when the ball goes out-of-bounds.-A foul occurs when a player endangersan opponent, dives on the floor for a ro-lling ball or intentionally knocks the ballout of the hands of an opponent.-A free throw is awarded when a foul occurs and is then taken from between thenine-meter line and the goal line.-A seven-meter throw (penalti) occurs when players on an opposing team intentio-nally break the rules of the game in denying a potential scoring attempt.-A goal-throw occurs when a ball is deflected out of bounds by an offensive playeraround the goal area.-A yellow card is a warning given to a player for violating a game rule(playeronly gets one and team only gets three).-A red card is when a referee disqualifies a player from a game based on uns-portsmanlike conduct/excessive red cards
Basic Skills By Elena Hurtado, Juan Collado and Ana C. GámezTo play handball you have to acquire some basic skills. Is not a difficult sportand, as you have seen before, its rules are easy.CATCH THE BALL FIRMLY. Handball isfull of quick movement and pass, close to thesize of ball wants you to keep up the ballstrongly with your hand forbidding youropponent to regain the possession.THROW AND PASS THE BALLENERGETICALLY. When you want to throw or pass de ball you have to do itfirmly and giving to the ball a straight trajectory. If it isn´t this way, it would bereally easy for our opponents get the ball. BE COORDINATED DURING THE THROW AND JUMP. Most of the success of your attacking game will depend on this skill. If you are able to do it correctly the opposition won’t be able to stop you.
AVOID THE OPPONENTS’ THROWING. When you are a defender you have touse all your resorts to avoid the opponents’ throws.KEEP THE ATTENTION, especially if you are agoalkeeper, because any player can throw the ball atany time.BE ABLE TO CHANGE YOUR DIRECTIONDURING YOUR ADVANCE. You can do it thanks tothe dribbling of ball. BE ABLE TO DO A FEINT. A feint is a movement you do in order to surprise the enemy and hide your intentions.
HANDBALL IN SPAIN By Daniel García, Manuel Aguilar, María Montilla and Mario GuillénHandball is one of the most famoussports in Spain, although its number ofsupporters and players have drecreasedlately, we have a big tradition in thissport.Our national league is called “LigaASOBAL” which is composed by 16teams some of whom are reallyimportant in Europe. Good example isBarcelona or Atlético de Madrid where the best players around the world haveplayed. Near Palenciana we have three importants teams. Pozoblanco, Castro del Río and Antequera. The last one was played in ASOBAL from 2008 to 2012. Our headmaster played for Antequera some years ago, but he retired due to an injury.The bests Spanish players are: David Barrufet, José Javier Hombrados, LorenzoRico,