TALENT AND SKILL

”Talent should be fulfilled,

and skills should be developed.

– Ivan Radmanović –

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COMPETENT COACH

”“If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more,
do more
and become more,
you are a leader.“

– John Quincy Adams –

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DEMOCRATIC COACH
I have freedom,
I do what I want,
but I am unsatisfied
– that means something is wrong with me.

Am I worth at all?”

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AUTHORITARIAN COACH

”It is undignified and offending when we need to obey orders, 

although we are more than ready for cooperation.”

Jesper Juul –

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ABOUT RULES

Why do we think that indirect methods of teaching are better than direct ones?

Why is creating frames of methodology better than outright correction?

We can see the reason in the very nature of the game:

Handball is defined by rules.

And within these rules, Tonka is looking for her path to success. This gives a certain beauty to the game and endless space for the personal expression of the player.

If handball were defined as one person determining what all the players should do and correcting them when they aren’t doing so, the game would be boring and wouldn’t advance because it would be one-dimensional and limited by one person’s mind.

This comparison can be applied to teaching methods as well.

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CONSTRUCTIVISM

” The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge
but to create possibilities for a child to invent and discover,

to create men who are capable of doing new things”

Jean Piaget –

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STORY ABOUT
THE POLGAR FAMILY

When playing chess long time, one comes into a stage of „looking at the images“, when single moves do not count, but one looks at the blocks of possible events on the chessboard.

Top chess players do not think,

they observe.

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IS SELF-CONFIDENCE OVERRATED?

Self-confidence is the measure of what Hampus think he is capable of doing.

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DEFENSE IN MINI HANDBALL

Why do we think that automatising kids is a bad idea, even if it more efficient?
Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

– Bill Gates –

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LEARNING THE POSITIONS
FIRST STEP

When kids move from mini handball to handball, coaches explain to them attacking positions.

Most kids react in two ways:

They go to the position their coach showed them and they wait there.

They run spontaneously across the court, and usually towards the ball.

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DEFENSE: BASIC PRINCIPLES

Density
Depth
and
Width.

 

They are interdependent at all times during a match and their relationship is generally as follows:

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FAST BREAK

A goal from a fast break is the best psychological cure for conceding a goal.

99% of offense players feel a rush of adrenaline after scoring.

99% of defense players feel disappointed.

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HOW TO ENCOURAGE
THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVITY

Every child is an artist,

the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.

– Pablo Picasso –

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PENETRATION

How to teach a player to read the situation?

How to teach him to move with purpose, with and without the ball?

How to teach him to decide when to shoot, and when to pass the ball to his teammate performing both actions efficiently?

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CROSSING

If we look at the crossing as a game of two attackers with one defender in a restricted space and in a very short time,

learning from the automated technical skills and way of movement,

becomes the automation of situational thinking.

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RECOGNISING THE GAME AREA

The basic premise of the Triangle is that while one player moves with the ball,

the four players without the ball move in sync on one angle or another, thus creating shot openings for everybody.


– Phil Jackson –

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EGO
I decide because I am me,
and you are you,
and we are not one.

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5:1 DEFENSE

”The 6-0 defense does not exist.

As soon as one defender comes out to a back, it’s a 5:1 defense.”

– Juan de Dios Román Seco –

(during one lunch on the Mediterranean coast)

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TRAINING, TACTICS & HANDBALL

How is it possible that in a high-level game like the EHF Champions League semifinal match,

Kristopans received the ball successfully 11 out of 12 times while moving towards the center,

and scored 10 goals from 12 shots?

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3:2:1 DEFENSE

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

The story goes that he came to this idea
by watching high schoolers play a free, unorganized game without supervision from a coach.

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ASSOCIATIVE LEARNING

The ability to link different facts into a new set of definitions is creativity, and the learning process that leads to the development of that ability is called associative learning.

The basic difference between repetition of facts and creativity lies in the (non)ability to create a new unit from what is already known.

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ZONE AND VARIABLE DEFENSE

Invincibility lies in the defence,

the possibility of victory in the attack

– Sun Tzu –

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COLLECTIVE TACTICS OF THE ATTACK

6:6 is always better than 1:6

The common tactic of attacking at all team sports is
the creation of numerical superiority of attackers in a particular part of the playground
or a dominant situation to play 1:1 depending on the ability of an attacker.

There are 4 parameters of a collective attack in handball that enable us to create such situations in a quality way.

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CHANGING THE ROAD

Automating the game reading

and

not automating the players.

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5 DEFENSE PREJUDICES

1. deep defense is aggressive
2. tall, strong players are good defenders
3. country (or club) should have a unique defense learning system (played by the first team)
4. we received less than 23 goals, so we play a good defense
5. to become better we need to play the defense played by the best team

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