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Date: 3/23/2019

A six-day course for national team coaches finished on 16 March in Seoul, Korea after a week of intensive classroom-based theoretical lectures, practical sessions and discussions took place.
Practical sessions were conducted at the SK Handball Arena, with classroom-based sessions held in the lecture room at the Grand Walkerhill hotel.
Topics covered included an analysis of the recent Women’s EHF EURO in France, Men’s IHF World Championship in Germany/Denmark, training for attack, speed, strength and coordination, defensive concepts, gender differences in training, methodical tools, prevention of injuries and individual training incorporating ‘Asian’ styles.  In addition, a written test and social programme was also included as well as practical sessions with a Korean youth team. Upon request of the Korean Handball Federation, an additional educational workshop with the key topic ‘An analysis of the current game concept of the Korean teams and their future development’ was offered to all head coaches of the Korean national teams as well as professional first-division coaches. While IHF Chairman of the Commission of Coaching and Methods (CCM) Dietrich Späte and IHF Lecturer Paul Landuré presented an overview of the most important development trends in international handball, CCM Member Jorge Dueñas offered a detailed analysis of the Korean team at the 2019 IHF Men’s World Championship in Germany and Denmark.
In the following, it was discussed in detail how the Korean playing and training philosophy as well as the training of young talents can be specifically developed further. Furthermore, they talked about general conditions such as the foundation of a performance/talent centre, which is planned by the federation. 
The week ended with a closing ceremony and presentation of certificates.
Male and female representatives from Iran, Maldives, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Iraq, Korea, Vietnam and Bangladesh all took part in the second edition of the course held in Asia, following the debut in March 2018.
“It’s such an honour to be nominated by Australia and the IHF for this amazing opportunity,” said Australia’s senior men’s coach Ante Jelicic to the Handball Australia website. “In today’s fast-track living we have to constantly push our limits, step out from our comfort zones and find motivation for the next step.
“This is definitely the biggest achievement for me so far and without Australia it wouldn’t be possible.”
The IHF were represented by Executive Member Frantisek Taborsky, Chairman of the Commission of Coaching and Methods (CCM) Dietrich Späte and IHF Lecturer Paul Landure with all three delivering both practical and theoretical sessions.
From the Korean Handball Federation (KHF) side, the course was overseen by Kim Kyung-Tae (Chairman of Handball Academy in Korea), Ahn Jee-Hwan (KHF Director), Jung Kyu-Oh (KHF Secretary General) and Choi Jung-Seok (KHF Board Member) in addition to other KHF representatives Yoon Jun-Hyun (KHF Head of Project Leader), Kim Sera, Son Jae-Ung and Ann Jung-Hyun.