BRIDGE BETWEEN „HANDBALL EDUCATION 1/4“ AND „HANDBALL EDUCATION 2/4“ (1/2)

HOW TO PREPARE FOR UNKNOWN SITUATIONS IN THE GAME?

With the program „handball education 1/4“ we created with the kids a model of playing based on decision-making at the age of 6 although their motor skills allow them to use only 2 or 3 technical elements.  It is of utmost importance to understand that the methods we propose in the next chapter have the desired effect only if we have not skipped the previous development phase.

We will explain how to continue the development of rapid decision-making with the use of new technical elements and the development of two new strategies for receiving a greater amount of information from the environment. The more talented ones can look to one side and pass the ball to the other and they use this ability in the game. They have naturally begun to use a new strategy for receiving information from the environment in peripheral vision. They used the incentive we have been given through the two-ball exercises so far, and we help them with the verbal instructions described in this chapter.

It is important to know that the child’s response to every new game we are introducing is slowing down the game, no matter if we are using some technical element or developing peripheral vision.

That’s logical: it takes some time to process more information and adapt to the new ones. Children are happy with something new and they think about it, and the speed of conscious reactions has already been described.

Our job is to consistently implement the idea that helps us to achieve most of the processes during the game being done at a subconscious level and we achieve this through the continuous creation of training frameworks that encourage it. Despite the child’s demand to slow down, we do not allow it. We continue to insist on speed, but we have enough patience for the mistakes in the game that arise from that.

The handball game is running fast, that is, the goal is for our team to play and the players to be able to play fast. Although it is possible to predict some events in the next game in advance, it is very likely that in the contest of equal rivals, the winner will be the one who is better off in new situations.

Or even better: the winner will almost certainly be the one who successfully creates and successfully tackles many new situations that the rival has not been prepared for.

The question that arises is:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR UNKNOWN SITUATIONS IN THE GAME?

At the age of 9 to 12 years, the answer to this question should not be: by watching videos, tactical preparation or practising actions. On the contrary, practising the speed of the process:

One of the biggest misconceptions we have been taught at our time was: training should take place in protected conditions. We remember well the coach who repeated the following phrases:

„After shooting, leave the court!“

„Get back wide after running into a contra!“

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