02 Sep. 2021
The 2nd IHF Wheelchair Handball Seminar takes place this Saturday and Sunday (4 to 5 September) where eight wheelchair handball experts from around the globe will share valuable knowledge about the discipline of wheelchair handball.
On Saturday, the Seminar will begin with an introduction by Dr Frantisek Taborsky, Chairman of the IHF Wheelchair Handball Working Group and member of the IHF Executive Committee. The former player, coach and functionary from the Czech Republic will give a short overview of past, current and future IHF activities regarding wheelchair handball.
Danilo Ferreira, coach of the Portugal national wheelchair handball team, follows with a presentation focusing on different aspects of attack and defence in wheelchair handball (six-a-side). He will also provide exercises to boost team performance.
Martijn Dokkum, the Netherlands national team and CSV Handbal player, is next with a lecture on the recruitment of players. His presentation will focus on the interaction between coaches and players on and off the court, and his experience of trying to recruit new players.
Brazilian Flávio Melo, a member of the IHF Wheelchair Handball Working Group and President of the South and Central America Handball Confederation Wheelchair Handball Working Group, caps off Saturday sharing some experience of training in wheelchair handball (four-a-side), as well as fundamentals and specific characteristics of the sport, structure of training sessions and examples of activities for the tactical and technical development of athletes.
The Seminar continues Sunday with four more presentations.
Daniel Magalhaes, a Brazilian referee and a Wheelchair Handball Referee Chief, kicks off day two with a presentation about the IHF Rules of the Game for Wheelchair Handball Six-a-side and Wheelchair Handball Four-a-side.
Marc de Sousa from France will elaborate on the tasks of the technical delegate before and after the match, and check of the class points of the players.
Christian Kaschütz, IHF Delegate, Vice-President of the Austrian Handball Federation and former IHF Referee, will explain the tasks of the timekeeper and scorekeeper, and will also speak about control on class points in substitutions of players.
And finally, Vicenç Bretó from Spain, IHF Playing Rules and Referees Commission Lecturer and former IHF Referee, will give an address focusing on the recruitment and organisation of referees and technical delegates.
Both days of the Seminar will end with a Q&A session after the final presentation.
The event will be held in two blocks of two hours, starting at 13:00 CEST, and it will be streamed live on the IHF Facebook page as well as on Zoom, where translation will be available into Arabic, French and Spanish.
Furthermore, participants who log-in to Zoom with their email address and full name and attend all eight lectures will receive a certificate of participation.
The full programme can be found below.
Programme on 4 September 2021
13:00-13:15 CEST Frantisek Taborsky (CZE): Introduction
13:15-13:45 CEST Danilo Ferreira (POR): Training in wheelchair handball (six-a-side)
13:45-14:10 CEST Martijn Dokkum (NED): The recruitment of players
14:10-14:40 CEST Flávio Melo (BRA): Training in wheelchair handball (four-a-side)
14:40-15:00 CEST Questions
Programme on 5 September 2021
13:00-13:25 CEST Daniel Magalhaes (BRA): Introduction of the IHF Rules of the Game for Wheelchair Handball Six-a-Side and Wheelchair Handball Four-a-Side
13:25-13:50 CEST Marc de Sousa (FRA): Tasks of the technical delegate, before and post-match, and check of the class points of the players
13:50-14:15 CEST Christian Kaschütz (AUT): Tasks of the timekeeper and scorekeeper and control of the class points in substitutions of players
14:15-14:40 CEST Vicenç Bretó (ESP): Recruitment and development of referees and technical delegates in wheelchair handball
14:40-15:00 CEST Questions
Join the lectures
The Seminar is free to attend and open to all those interested. To join the lectures, click on the respective link below.
4 September, 13:00 CEST – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87074047099
5 September, 13:00 CEST – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85960421964
For more information about wheelchair handball, click here.
Photos: EHF / Marcio Menino