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History/Background

Team handball was invented in Europe around the 1890s. In parts of Europe, it was
played with 7 players per team on and indoor field. In other parts, it was played outdoors
with 11 players per team. ost des!ribe the sport as a !ross between bas"etball,
ho!"ey, so!!er, and water polo.
#ffi!ial rules were !reated and it be!ame and #lympi! event. ens team handball made
its #lympi! debut at the 197$ #lympi!s in uni!h. %omens team handball was later
added in 197& at the ontreal 'ames. The (nited )tates has never en*oyed mu!h
su!!ess in the sport, drawn from the fa!t neither the men or womens teams +ualified for
the )ydney 'ames. ,ut the womens team finished 8
th
at the -tlanta 'ames in 199&,
while the men too" 9
th
.
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1ules
Team 2andball is played on a 30 4 $0 meter !ourt. - 50meter wide 6oal is lo!ated at
ea!h end of the !ourt.
- 6ame lasts one hour 7two 50 minute halves8. The ob*e!t of the 6ame is to 6et the ball
into the 6oal. ,e!ause a player !annot hold the ball for more than 5
se!onds nor ta"e more than three steps while holdin6 the ball, passin6 advan!es the
ball. The ball !an also be advan!ed by dribblin6 the ball 7as in bas"etball8. The offi!ial
rules of handball !an be found on the (niversity of 9ueenland, -ustralia website.
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Terminology
Back line
- line a!ross the end of the !ourt, but not in!ludin6 the 6oal line; also !alled the <outer
6oal line.=
Center back
- player !entered lar6ely around mid0!ourt who dire!ts the offen!e and shoots or tries
to penetrate the defense; also !alled a <playma"er.=
Center line
- line a!ross the !ourt dividin6 it into two halves.
Corner throw
-n offensive players throw from a !orner at the offensive end of the !ourt, restartin6
play after the ball went over the ba!" line when a defender other than the 6oal"eeper
tou!hed it.
Court
The playin6 area for team handball.
Court player
-ny player on the !ourt e4!ept a 6oal"eeper; also "nown as a <field player.=
Dribble
To move the ball by boun!in6 it on the floor.
Exclusion
%hen a player is e*e!ted from the 6ame with no repla!ement allowed.
Field player
-ny player on the !ourt e4!ept a 6oal"eeper; also "nown as a <!ourt player.=
Four-meter line
- line four meters in front of a 6oal that mar"s the limit of where a 6oal"eeper may
advan!e to defend a penalty throw; also "nown as the <6oal"eepers restrainin6 line.=
Free throw
- fresh start to offensive play without the interferen!e from the defense, awarded for a
minor offen!e by the opponent.
Free-throw line
-n ar!hin6 dotted line e4tendin6 nine meters from the 6oal, mar"in6 where an atta!"in6
team resumes play after bein6 fouled outside the line; also "nown as the <nine0meter
line.=
oal !rea
The >0shaped area e4tendin6 si4 meters from the 6oal and o!!upied only by the
6oal"eeper.
oal area line
-n ar!hin6 line that defines the 6oal area; also "nown as the <si40meter line.=
oal line
The line the ball must !ross to s!ore a 6oal.
oal throw
- throw0in from 6oal"eeper to a teammate, restartin6 play after the 6oal"eeper on the
opposition last tou!hed the ball before it passed over the ba!" line.
oalkeeper
The player in !har6e of defendin6 the 6oal.
Goalkeepers restraining line
- line four meters in front of a 6oal that mar"s the limit of where a 6oal"eeper may
advan!e to defend a6ainst a penalty throw; also !alled the <four0meter line.=
Harpaston
-n an!ient 1oman team sport believed to be a forerunner to handball, in whi!h players
threw a small ball to teammates while tryin6 to avoid opposin6 players.
Jump shot
- shot attempted while leapin6.
Line player
-n offensive player who plays lar6ely around the si40meter line; also !alled a <pivot.=
Nine-meter line
-n ar!hin6 dotted line e4tendin6 nine meters from the 6oal, mar"in6 where an
atta!"in6 team resumes play after bein6 fouled outside the line; also "nown as the
<free0throw line.=
Outer goal line
- line a!ross the end of the !ourt, but not in!ludin6 the 6oal line; also !alled the <ba!"
line.=
Penalty line
- one0meter line seven meters in front of the 6oal where penalty throws are attempted;
also !alled the <seven0meter line.=
Penalty shoot-out
- tie0brea"in6 system where players on ea!h team try to s!ore a6ainst the opposin6
6oal"eeper from the penalty line to determine a winner.
Penalty throw
- seven0meter shot at 6oal defended only by the 6oal"eeper and awarded for a serious
offen!e or be!ause the defense ille6ally spoiled a !lear !han!e to s!ore a 6oal; also
!alled a <seven0meter throw.=
Pivot
-n offensive player who plays lar6ely around the si40meter line; also !alled a <line
player.=
Playmaker
- player !entered lar6ely around mid0!ourt who dire!ts the offen!e and shoots or tries
to penetrate the defense; also !alled a <!enter ba!".=
Red card
- !ard si6nifyin6 a referee has e*e!ted a player from the 6ame.
Reeree play
)imilar to a *ump ball in bas"etball, a throw into the air by the referee so a player on
ea!h team !an *ump and try to !ontrol the ball.
Running shot
- shot attempted while runnin6.
!even-meter line
- one0meter line seven meters in front of the 6oal where penalty throws are attempted;
also !alled the <penalty line.=
!even-meter throw
- seven0meter shot at 6oal defended only by the 6oal"eeper and awarded for a serious
offen!e or be!ause the defense ille6ally spoiled a !lear !han!e to s!ore a 6oal; also
!alled a <penalty throw.=
!hooter
- player, usually tall and a 6ood *umper, who shoots from the ba!"0!ourt.
!ideline
- boundary line mar"in6 a side of the !ourt.
!i"-meter line
-n ar!hin6 line that defines the 6oal area; also "nown as the <6oal area line.=
Throw-in
- throw from the side of the !ourt to restart play after the ball has 6one over the
sidelines.
Throw-o""
- throw from the !enter line to a teammate at least three meters away and behind the
line, used to restart play.
Two-minute suspension
The penalty for a se!ond warnin6 from the referee or for any severe foul or
unsportsman0li"e behavior.
#ing
- player who plays lar6ely alon6 the side of the !ourt.
$ellow card
- !ard si6nifyin6 the referee has warned a player about an infra!tion.
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%otential Bene"its
Team handball is an e4!itin6, fast0pa!ed a!tion sport Its easy to play either indoors or
outdoors
Its ine4pensive a!tivity that !an easily be in!orporated into your pro6ram
Its easily modified to fit your spa!e, time, and number of parti!ipants
It !an be played by people of all si?es, a6es, and 6enders
,roadens re!reational/!lub sport base It tea!hes team wor" and
!ooperation Its a 6reat fitness a!tivity
%or"s on !ardiovas!ular health be!ause you are !onstantly movin6
'reat way to have fun while bein6 physi!ally a!tive
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