Handball was developed in Denmark, Sweden and Germany in the late 19th century and is an Olympic sport since Berlin 1936. It is the second fastest indoor sport after Ice hockey, and is widely played in many European, North African and Middle Eastern countries. Speed, skill and stamina are key attributes for competitors in Handball, a fast and exhilarating team sport.
Olympic Gold Foundation focuses on technical, tactical, physical and cognitive development. It is the Association’s firm idea that the OGF becomes a strong part of the handball community and that it grows every year. OGF programs focus on individual and group development based on these simple principles: learning step-by-step, respecting developmental stages, developing positive experiences in sport,
according to OGF’s concept of fair play, and teaching players the right values and the importance of individual and group development. Players in our recreational and developmental programs learn to be able to analyse basic situations and to quickly choose correct solutions with respect to rules, understanding of team roles, support and cohesion with teammates, etc. It is our belief that players must gain personal experiences of success, failure, cooperation, concentration, responsibility and confidence.
Played on the largest court of any indoor ball sport (40mx20m), Handball features two teams of seven players passing and dribbling (bouncing) a ball with their hands. The aim is to throw the ball into the opposition’s goal, which happens often: it is not uncommon to see 50 goals or more in a single match. The goal is protected by a goalkeeper. Only the goalkeeper is allowed in the goal area in front of each goal. However, players may jump into this area when attempting a shot at goal but must release the ball before landing. Matches consist of two 30-minute halves, with the team scoring the most goals the winners.
In India, Handball and Handball Federation of India was founded by Mr. Jagat Singh Lohan from Rohtak (Haryana) who was an alumnus of YMCA College of Physical Education of Madras (now Chennai). … The first Senior Men’s Nationa Handball Championship was held at Rohtak (Haryana) in the year 1972.
In terms of fitness, handball is the sport to choice. You will be surprised to learn that it provides you with a full body workout. The truth is that there are vast amounts of slamming, jumping and turning in the game, which means that your entire body and the majority of your muscle groups will be getting a very intense workout. Handball has been known to improve your cardiovascular endurance, and it is very good for your heart and your health. It is also helps you to stay fit while you age. It is a great sport to start playing as a child because it teaches you many valuable life lessons with regard to teamwork, co operation, communication and much more.