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Invasion Games at Elementary Level: Lesson Plan for Tactical Problem of Attacking

This is an excerpt from Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills 4th Edition With HKPropel Access by Stephen A. Mitchell,Judith L. Oslin & Linda L. Griffin.

Lesson 17

Elementary Level II

Tactical Problem Attacking

Game Team handball

Lesson Focus Receiving and shooting quickly and accurately

Objective Transition to shoot and shoot accurately after receiving a pass.


4v4 to goal with goalkeeper

Goals Shoot when possible and be on target.


  • Players may take up to three steps with the ball.
  • Players use a warm defense (arm’s length).
  • To score, players shoot downward from outside the shooting line or goal box.


Q: What should you do if you receive a pass close to the goal?

A: Shoot.

Q: Where do you aim—up or down? Why?

A: Down. It is harder for the goalkeeper to save.


Shooter A passes to feeder F, who passes the ball across to shooter A, who has advanced. Shooter A receives and shoots at the goal. Player B shoots next (figure 11.8).

Cue Pass, move, receive, step, and shoot downward.


  • Players feed from the other side.
  • Players fake a shot before the actual shot.
  • Players jump and shoot.

Figure 11.8 Passing, moving, receiving, and shooting practice.
Figure 11.8 Passing, moving, receiving, and shooting practice.


Repeat game 1.


Questions and a discussion about shooting.

Q: When is the right time to shoot?

A: As soon as you get the chance.

Q: Where do you aim the shot, and why?

A: Down, to make it harder for the goalkeeper.

More Excerpts From Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills 4th Edition With HKPropel Access



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