Was ist Handball?
- You throw a ball with your hands
- Team sport
- 7 players on a team
- Includes a goalie
- Frontal contact sport
- Similar to basketball and soccer
- Attempt to get the ball in the net
- Separate goalie area around net
- Players can pass, dribble, shoot
- Can use body above the knee
- Must keep passing the ball
- Penalties give the other team a freethrow
- First played on October 29, 1917
- Created as a "harmless" soccer alternative for women
- First matches were played on outdoor fields
- Continues to evolve as people get better
- "If you took a 10-year-old handball video and watch the game, it looks like a
bunch of old men"
- Played yearly in the Olympic Games
- Deutscher Handballbund organizes men's and women's
handball teams in Germany
- "The second-most popular ball-oriented sport in Germany"
- Current attendance record: 44,189