Coaching Association of Canada

Throwing – Stage 3 – Mini Team Handball

Stage of Activity



Bean bags, balls


5 - 10 minutes

Number of People

Unlimited - Groups of 3 

How it Works

“Mini-team Handball.”Use a small ball that is lightweight and can be held in one hand. Two teams of 3 players each, with a small target (say a chair) at each end of a markedout play area. One team has the ball. The player with the ball is not allowed to run, walk, or move with the ball, but must throw it to a teammate. Team members pass the ball to one another, and the other team tries to intercept the passes. The aim is to hit the other team’s target with the ball. If a team misses the target or is intercepted, the other team gets the ball and play continues.


Teaches FUNdamentals of throwing and catching, keeping athlete’s head and eyes up, decision-making.


Can be used in all environments: field, court, pool, snow, ice, gym.