Basic movement with/without the ball - Set of movements carried out by a player on court.
Bouncing the ball - Rebounding the ball from the court.
Catching the ball - Take hold of the ball after a pass from another player.
Centre back (CB) - A player positioned largely around the midcourt who initiates the offensive play, shoots or tries to penetrate the defense; also called a "playmaker".
Changing direction - Altering the position towards which someone moves.
Court referee (CR) - Referee behind the attacking team watching for any defensive or offensive fouls by the court players or any possession violations.
Goal line referee (GR) - Referee on the outer goal line who watches for any violations and verifies if the ball completely crossed the goal line for a goal.
Goalkeeper - A player positioned inside the goalkeeping area who is – opposed to field players – allowed to use his legs.
Handling the ball - Dribbling, catching or passing the ball.
Left back (LB) - A player positioned on the left hand side of the middle back carrying out action in the second line of the attack.
Left-handed player - Player using and throwing with his left hand.
Left wing (LW) - A player positioned on the left side of the court
Line player (LP) - Playing position in attack. A player who is active largely around the six-metre line among the defenders; also called "pivot"
EHF Officials - There are up to five officials controlling and administering an EHF handball game: two referees, a timekeeper, a scorekeeper, an EHF observer and an EHF supervisor
Playing positions - The seven playing positions are: goalkeeper, left wing, left back, middle back, line player, right back and right wing.
Passing the ball - Throwing the ball to another player from the team.
Piston movement - Basic attacking movement by moving continuously forwards and backwards.
Right back (RB) - A player positioned on the right hand side of the middle back carrying out action in the second line of the attack.
Rebound - The ball bouncing back after e.g. hitting the bar of the goal.
Right-handed player - Player using and throwing with his right hand.
Right wing (RW) - A player positioned on the right side of the court
Sidestepping - A technical element of the attacker’s basic movement executed by continually moving sideways mainly in width.
Throwing in the ball - Passing or shooting the ball.
Turning - Changing the direction or movement on court.
Blocking the ball - Basic defensive element: stopping a shot by using hands.
Defensive strategy where a defender is assigned a Man marking specific opposition player to guard rather than covering an area of the court.
Getting the rebound - Catching the ball that bounces back after a shot.
Holding the opponent - Physical contact to stop the opponent’s movement towards a scoring opportunity.
Interception of the ball - Stop and catch the ball before it reaches a particular place (e.g. to intercept a pass).
Man-to-man defense systems - Opposed to zone defense, here the players try to mark the opponents closely and prevent them from even getting the ball.
Combined defense system - Player(s) in the defending team have man marking tasks, the others use a zone defense.
Stealing the ball - Taking ball possession when the opponent is holding or bouncing the ball.
Tackling - Physically holding the opponent in order to prevent shooting.
Zone defense systems - Can be 6:0 (six players on the goal area line), 5:1 (5 players on the goal area line, one player in front of them), 4: 2, 3:2: 1 (open defense), 3:3, 1: 5 (open defense)
Combination - Set play with the activity of the players and the path of the ball determined.
Dribble the ball - Maneuvering the ball by bouncing it on the floor
Extended fast break - Fast attack with first and second wave of players moves in another
Fake run movement - The attacker pretends to run in one direction, but supported by the entire team. Tricking the opponent with a hand or body Faking movement, e.g. body fake, pass fake, shooting fake, rotation fake, etc.
Give-and-go - Offensive play that involves passing the ball (give) and then running (go) to an open spot to receive the ball back.
Shooting on goal - Throwing on goal with an overarm shot, side bend shot, underarm shot, falling jump shot, jump shot, jumping with both feet, etc
Overarm shot - A shooting technique carried out with the arm moving above the shoulder level.
Underarm shot - A shooting technique carried out with the arm moving below shoulder level.
Jump shot - A shooting technique performed having the players feet off the floor.
Bounced shot - Shooting on goal with the ball hitting the floor on its way.
Spin shot - A type of shot with the ball changing direction when bounces back from the floor.
Tactics - A set of planned game elements to be used in attack and in defense by a team during the given game.
Throw through/over the wall - Overtime free throw with the defensive wall three meters from the shooting player.