A match consists of two periods of 35 minutes and a halftime interval of 5 minutes and there are 11 players in a team.
Umpire will check equipment to ensure it is within regulations.
Safety will cover the correct use of equipment rules and regulations that must be followed when participating in Handball
Gumshields for all players
Shin pads for all players as aswell
Goal keeper's protective clothing
Rules and Regulations
The ball can only be hit with only the flat side of the stick.
The left hand should always be above the right when dribbling, shooting or passing. Do not hold the stick cross-handed
The ball cannot be played with either the feet or the hand.
The ball can be dribbled by running with it on the end of the stick ("straight dribble") or rotating the stick over the ball ("Indian Dribble").
Sticks should be kept well below shoulder height at all times
Sticks cannot be used to hit other players and should not be swung dangerously.
There is no body checking in field hockey and no stick-checking.
The ball may not be raised or lifted into another player.
There is no off-side rule.
The goalie can use their feet and body to stop the ball, though they cannot fall on the ball or hold on to the ball.
Obstruction. A player cannot obstruct if they are stationary, no matter which way they are facing; they must move into a position to obstruct and the obstructed player must be actively trying to play the ball. A player can turn away from a tackler so long as the ball is held in front, and the player moves away from the tackler.
Ball off back line: last touched by an attacker, 16 yd pass out. hit to defender; last touched by a defender, corner to attackers - hit in 5 yds along the sideline from the end line. Balls raised into the circle, especially from corners, are usually considered dangerous.
All free hits within 5yds of the circle - everyone must be 5 yds away.
If the ball hit off backline intentionally by defender or goalie - penalty corner.
Accidental infraction by the defender in the circle or intentional infraction inside 25 yd line - penalty corner.
Penalty corner: five defenders behind goal line; ball pushed out by an attacker from point 10 yds from the post (any side), defenders can run out after the ball; the ball must move outside the circle and then go back inside before a shot taken. If a shot is HIT it must not be higher than backboard (18") - if flicked it can be higher.
Penalty stroke: timeout, all players behind 25 yd line except goalie and hitter. Goalie stationary with heels on the line. When umpire sees both goalie and hitter are 'ready’ - blows the whistle. The hitter must start behind the ball and must then push or flick the ball and not hit. Goalie saves or ball misses the net leads to a 16 yd hit.
Performance Assessment Criteria
For handball, you'll get assessed on skills in isolation and in game situations. For your skills in isolation, you will be given a mark out of 10 and a mark out of 25 for skills in a game.
Skills in Isolation
In isolation, you must show very good skills of:
• passing (right and left hand, short, long, stationary, on the move)
• catching (one-handed, two-handed, static, on the move)
• control (stability in the performance of skills)
• footwork (running pass, running shot, dribbling)
• evasion (breakthrough, feints with and without a ball)
• shooting where appropriate to the position (jump shot from the wing, jump shot from the back court, dive shot, standing shot)
• defending (blocking, tackling, interceptions, stealing, man to man, zonal)
• goalkeeping skills (shot stopping – hands, legs, trunk, putting the ball down, long and short shots, fast attack)
Skills in Game Situations
In game situations, you must show very good skills of:
• contribution to open play (e.g. moving up court, moving into space, creating space, interceptions) in attack and defense
• contribution to set play/moves, (free throws, goalkeeper throw, fast break, throw off, throw in) in attack and defense
• decision making (making correct decision to use techniques as appropriate)
• contribution to strategy and tactics
• demonstrating communication and influence on team performance
• applying the team strategy in open play and set play
• ability to adapt to the environment and changing circumstances (for example loss of a player)
• adhering to rules, health and safety guidelines, and considering appropriate risk management strategies
In order to get 30-35 marks (9-10 in isolation and 21-25 in competitive situations)
You must be able to:
For the rest of the Practical Performance Assessment Criteria for Handball click here
Positions of Play
This is a court labelled with the positions of play: