Handball Evolution Summer Camp


3:2:1 defence was invented by Krešo Pavlin from Zagreb.

Vlado Stenzel made it famous at the beginning of the 1970s, and it has become a trademark of all major successes of Croatian handball, in the National Team or on a club level.

We are witnessing a time when this type of defence is hardly ever used in senior handball, but we firmly believe that young players need to be familiar with it and learn the basics.

In order for them to know it and to be able to play against it in the offence.

Learning with traditional methods is based on the movement automatisation of a defensive player, most importantly the triangle movement of the front line.

We develop Handball Education methods

to teach players to play based on a hierarchy of responsibility for every defence player

and the automatisation in reading the game.

By developing these abilities, we help each player develop tactical awareness.

This in turn helps them fulfil their potential

and ensures a coherent defence.

You can opt for a “Basic Programme” of learning if your team doesn’t know how to play 3:2:1 defence or if they are in the process of learning.

If your team knows how to play 3:2:1 defence, and you want to refresh their knowledge and get an insight into a different learning method, go for the “Advanced Programme”.

For this programme, we ask you to send us a video of one game where you are playing 3:2:1 defence in order to determine your current level of knowledge.

Read more about HE:SC here



“It is crucial to encourage the daily integral development of abilities such as coordination, speed of reaction or reading the game with young goalkeepers. Without it, good performance of technical elements becomes useless and defending turns into the inefficient...

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For more advanced teams, we have devised a learning programme which focuses on collective offence tactics against different defences, all based on the learning principles of Handball Education. We don't work on actions. Handball Evolution is based on an idea according...

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This is the learning method that the Croatian Handball School is based on, and Handball Evolution follows it. Speed, strength, and technique are all very useful, but their value diminishes if they are not used well. Players who don't have a developed awareness of how...

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What is the goal of the camp? Learning handball by methods of Handball Evolution. Coaching is adjusted to the quality level of each team and participants acquire handball skills in a positive emotional environment. By an individual approach to each team, the work...

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22. 06. -  29. 06. 2024 HOTEL ADRIA*** Prices for groups and teams: 2 pax and 3 pax rooms:                 450€ Prices for families or individuals: 2 pax and 3 pax rooms:                  575€ single room:                                     965€ Children 0-6,9 years:...

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