Handball is a team sport played by two male or female teams consisting of seven players (6 fielders and 1 goalie) each. The players are allowed to handle and throw the ball using their hands, but they must not touch the ball with their feet. The objective of the game is to score and avoid getting goals. The team that scores more goals in a given period of time wins the match. The game is played at a very high speed and body contact is permitted. As a result, Fair Play has a central importance. Basic handball is either played in a sports hall or outdoors on a 40x20 meter court.The other variations of the game such as Minihandball, Beach Handball or Streethandball are all based on the fundamental rules of the game, although both facilities and rules shall be adapted to their needs. The European Handball Federation (EHF) has published a great number of leaflets, booklets or other publications on the so-called "Handball Basics" over the past years. Here are some of them to be viewed as e-books in order to give you an idea what handball is and how it can be played!
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Develop handball in your country
EHF Science Book 2015
2015 EHF CAN Brochure
EHF Coaches Licensing 2014
EHF Scientific Conference 2013
EHF Scientific Conference 2011
Handball the game - A shortcut to the rules
The Steps to Handball
EHF Minihandball Brochure
Basic Handball - Methods, Tactics, Technique
Basic Handball - Practical Exercises
Handball Goalkeeper - The first step
Minihandball - Handball at School - Beach Handball
Improving Ankle and Knee Joint Stability
EHF RINCK Convention 2010 Edition
2011 EHF Guidelines for Referee Education