First off, what is handball anyway? By the sound if the name, it surely do must involve a ball, right? It’s a big thing in Europe, as for outside countries, not so. Handball is kind of basketball meets soccer. Much like basketball, the goal is to get a ball, roughly the size of a soccer ball, to the goal of the opposite team; the ball is dribbled and passed around too. And as for its soccer element, the goal looks much like the one you can see in soccer. But the ball is thrown from above towards the net, not from below.
Handball isn’t really the national sport, but by the way things look anyone can make that mistake. Much like basketball for Americans, handball is played by everyone in Denmark; children, students, parent, etc. You can virtually find handball clubs almost anywhere in Denmark and expect each and every one to be visited regularly by beginners and professionals.
There’s even an academy dedicated to the sport called Handball Academy. They specialize in strict and effective training to help players test and greatly improve their talent. With their career planning, guidance and individual coaching anyone is sure to achieve their dream sooner rather than later.
The Danish are serious about the sport they know and love, but that doesn’t mean that non Danish shouldn’t attempt to learn. Join them in clubs and gym, trainer or not they’ll be more than happy to help you get use to the ropes of how things work. It’s a very competitive sport, but don’t forget to have fun!