What Makes One Korfball Team Better Than Another?
Korfball has specific individual skills and techniques that have evolved over
more than a century around passing, shooting and assisting a team mate to
acquire space. Competence in these is important, as are speed and athletic
Unlike most other team sports, korfball generally does not assign rigid
pre-determined roles to each player within the team – encouraging all players to
learn a variety of roles rather than specialising.
Korfball, however, is a game
based on co-operative play more than on individual virtuosity. Therefore an
understanding of your team-mates' strengths and weaknesses relative to those of
your opponents – and the ability to exploit these through well-considered and
carefully practiced strategy – is the key to winning korfball.
Netherlands fail to secure the high ball