Team Handball

 

SPRING CLINIC/LEAGUE: Ages 3 to 12 (Sundays from 9am to 3pm)

REGISTER

Sessions are scheduled within the hours 9am to 3pm.  Please let us know if there is a time that works better for you in the additional information box.

3 clinics to learn the fundamentals of the sport, followed by 3 league games.
Because this is a league, times are not set until registration is closed and participants are placed on teams. All clinics are coach by professionally trained coaches!  Classes are 45 minutes for 3&4 and 1 hour in length for older.  2020 program dates are March 15th, 22nd, 29th, April 5th, 19th and 26th.

Starts in March for 6 weeks and costs $125.  (Discounted to $75 if you register by February 11th) . 

 

LOCATION:  

  • Forest Lake Elementary School Gym – Sundays

EQUIPMENT NEEDED BY CHILD:

  • Handball – Size 1 – Competition Ball

 

The game

Mini handball is one of the best ways to develop a child’s natural motor skills, balance, and coordination.

The game is easy to learn because it only requires natural skills:

  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Catching
  • Throwing
  • Balance

What makes the sport especially fun for children is that it is relatively easy to experience success, through scoring goals, saving shots or just making a good pass.

Most importantly, the game makes it very easy for everyone in the team to contribute equally and have fun.

The key principles of mini handball

Learning through games: Use the game to develop a child’s motor skills, coordination, balance and ability to work in teams. The game experience should be placed above results or scores.

Safety and fun: Provide a safe environment where children are encouraged to learn the game, make friends and have fun. The purpose of matches should be to allow children to test their skills but fair play should be valued above results. There is no scorekeeping in mini handball as it is not important who wins or loses.  Scoring is added with the older age groups.

Motivate children: Most likely this is a child’s first encounter with sport. It’s important for parents and coaches to create a positive sports environment where children can make friends and have fun. The objective is to teach children to love physical activity and motivate them to continue this sport as they grow up.