Rob Smith teaches penalties
Coaching korfball, whether for adults or children, utilises the common elements for training players
for any ball sport. The fundamentals of muscle dynamics, hand/eye co-ordination, and physical fitness are
common for any sports person. The coach must be able to monitor, isolate and improve the basic skills of the players
they guide. To assist in their training, KNZ supports korfball coaches in attending various generic coaching clinics
held by New Zealand's regional sports bodies.
SPARC provides, through its coaching website,
resources to assist the development of coaches.
Coaching specifically for Korfball requires a complete understanding of the unique requirements of Korfball. While many
fundamentals from sports such as Netball and Basketball can assist the coach in planning and varying the playing structures of
the team, true knowledge of korfball will allow the coach to progress the players further.
This site provides some introductory and intermediate level information to allow a coach to provide their players with
sufficient information to construct a comprehensive attack, and also plan an adequate defence. With these, teams
will be able to build the skills to play an exciting and invigorating game of korfball.
Players need a range of skills to improve their game play. These range from the basics of one-handed passing and catching,
through to long and running-in shooting, to complex team moves. The skills presented here provide the starting point for players
to develop their abilities through repitition - a task made more enjoyable with skill-games and challenges.