IHF ABC Handball Cards for kids available now

09 Aug. 2023

IHF ABC Handball Cards for kids available now

The IHF ABC Handball Cards for kids are now available, giving children an opportunity to enjoy a multitude of activities both on and off the court. The IHF ABC Handball Cards are the latest creation from the IHF Handball at School (H@S) Working Group, which aims to provide free and fun handball resources for kids to play with independently, with teammates or within a school environment.

Download the cards here, then print, craft and be ready to play!

The cards offer up to seven different games to play, with some that are more physical and others that are more mentally focused. Alongside the development and practice of other valuable skills, children can learn handball rules and terms in different languages. In addition, kids have the chance to build the cards and other materials themselves, as the cards must be crafted from the printed PDF download.  

The following language combinations are available: 

The games available include Quick Match, Matching Pairs, I Spy, ABC Match, Categories, ABC Hop Scotch and Slap the Card. Instructions are available in the downloadable PDFs themselves. 

To use the cards, simply download the relevant PDF, depending on the language variation you would like, print and follow the instructions for the final steps in creating the cards and other materials. 

About the H@S Working Group

The H@S Working Group is responsible for not only the IHF H@S programme, launched in 2011 but also for the development of children’s handball the world over in general. Led by Chair Dr Ilona Hapkova, the H@S Working Group actively guide global education related to children’s handball, and have been a key part of other educational initiatives such as the IHF Virtual Academy. 

The resources provided by the H@S Working Group enable anyone to start playing, teaching or coaching children’s handball right now. Find resources such as the Teacher Guidelines, IHF Youngsters’ Training Diary and promotional materials on the IHF website, as well as information on how to apply to be part of the H@S programme.