EHF MANUALS PROVIDE CRUCIAL ADVICE TO COACHES AND PLAYERS
As part of its programme of education, the EHF Competence Academy & Network (CAN) has published a series of manuals to support players and coaches understand specific aspects of handball.
In 2023, three key manuals were published: Food & nutrition in handball; Mentally fit in handball: Psychological skills training manual for coaches; and the Kindergarten handball manual.
Each manual takes readers through the key aspects of the topic and best practice. The nutrition manual, co-authored by Alejandro Martínez Rodríguez, Carmen Manchado López and José Miguel Martínez Sanz of the University of Alicante, explores the energy requirements of a game of handball and how players should fuel for a match and for daily training.
The mental health manual, authored by Renata Barić of the University of Zagreb, offers a detailed insight into psychological skills training (PST) in handball. Meanwhile the kindergarten handball manual, written by Vanessa Patucca-Bourgeais, helps those introducing the sport to children aged between three and five years.
All manuals can be downloaded from eurohandball.com.