Handball is a team sport where two teams of seven players each pass and bounce a ball trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team. Each handball team consists of six players and a goalkeeper. The game of handball has a goal similar to, but smaller than the goal used soccer, although as the name implies, the basic method of handling the ball involves the player’s hands rather than their feet. Controlling the ball by bouncing it was adapted from basketball. The game of handball has been played internationally since the 1920s. Did you also know that there are certain types of clothing that is appropriate for handball playing? It is essential that people wear comfortable clothing for handball playing. Comfortable clothing for playing handball could include shorts, a short sleeve shirt, tennis shoes, wrist bands, and a head band. It is also essential that people who play handball carry with them a water bottle filled with cold water. This is because playing handball can make players hot, sweaty, and tired. After playing handball, a cold drink of water can be extremely refreshing.
An interesting fact in the game of handball is that the ball movement and possession of the ball is similar to basketball. If the attacker commits an infraction, such as charging, the possession of the ball can be awarded to the defending team. Players may also cause the possession of the ball to be lost if they take more than three steps without dribbling the ball or stopping the dribble of the ball. However, unlike basketball, the player may take three steps instead of two and the ball must be “patted” down instead of the more controlled basketball method. The game of handball can be fun and people can take a handball class for handball instructions. Please enjoy playing handball.