Handball is all about the feet. The best players in the sport are the players with the best footwork. Paul Brady won five consecutive world titles because he has the best balance and agility in the modern game. Killian Carroll has dominated the Race 4 Eight tour with 15 titles in the last four years because of his blazing speed and ability to move into position to strike the proper shot. Catriona Casey appears to float on top of the court with light feet and a lightning fast first step. Naty Alvarado, Sr., and Jimmy Jacobs were known for shrinking the court with quickness and explosiveness en route to dominating their eras.
You cannot consistently hit great shots unless you are in position. “Handball is 90% legs,” stated the Wrap Around’s 31-time Masters national champion Dr. Dan Zimet. “By getting to position quickly and keeping a strong, solid base with athletic posture, good things happen.”
Tools to help you improve your footwork:
- Agility Ladder
- Speed cones
- Jump rope
- Speed training hurdles
- Resistance bands
Purchase your speed training equipment HERE
There are dozens of speed training videos online. Below are a few to get started.
Coach Dabul Tennis Fitness Training HERE
Xceleration 25 Agility Ladder Drills HERE
Profect Sports Five Cone Drills HERE
Make more gets and win more matches – acquire your fitness tools and start improving your speed, agility and explosiveness today.
WPH Fitness Director