“Offence wins you matches, defence wins you titles” – this saying has been used by the greats in several sports including basketball’s Michael Jordan and football’s Sir Alex Ferguson. But how true is it for handball? Is scoring goals less important for success in handball than preventing them?
If we talk about defence in handball, there are many different approaches and tactical variants – the classic 6-0, the interceptive 5-1 or the even more offensive 3-2-1 versions are a must in the tactical toolbox of advanced coaches.
But which is the best philosophy for a defence system? The tough Balkan style, Spanish sweepers or the Scandinavian way of causing turnovers to create counter-attacks? This is the subject of the next EHF Activities Webinar on Tuesday 21 February at 19:00 CET.
Four highly decorated coaches from four different countries will introduce the different philosophies of successful defence and will discuss current developments in defence: Serb Dragan Djukic, currently the Israel men’s team coach; Croat Hrvoje Horvat, the current Croatian national team coach and of German club HSG Wetzlar; Francis Avila, professor at the Spanish handball coaches’ school and former youth national team coach of Spain; and Swede Magnus Andersson, who currently coaches EHF Champions League side FC Porto.