Grado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte


  Syllabus 9995002821 - BALONMANO II




In this course, sports specialisation starts. This specialisation consists of two levels, the first level, which is studied in 3rd year, and the second level, which is studied in 4th year.

In this course, we pretend to acquire an specialisation level in handball.

The goals needed to acquire in this level are:




This program corresponds to the second level of one of the 12 sports that are eligible. The student must choose at least one






Self learning
Working in an international context
Ability to design, develop and evaluate teaching and learning processes related to sport and physical activity in response to individual and contextual characteristics of people and assuming educational  and technical principles, and CV information.
Ability to convey attitudes and values in professional practice in all areas of physical activity and sport, participating in the impruvement of society.
Ability to plan, schedule, implement, monitor and evaluate the processes of training and competition at different levels and different ages.
Ability to select and  use the material and sports equipment suitable for each type of activity, identifying the technical characteristics of the various sports venues.
Ability to analyze and apply physiological, biomechanical, psychological and social principles to the different fields of physical activity, sport and recreation.
Ability to identify inappropriate practices that pose a  health risk, in order to avoid and correct them in different kinds of populations.
Ability to assess the level of physical fitness and motor skills as well as programming and prescribing health oriented exercise at different ages.
Ability to promote and evaluate lasting and autonomous of habits practice of physical activity and health-orient sport.

- Responsibility


Students must be able to understand the strategic development and conception of handball tactics. For which, they will have to master the concepts related to different play systems , whether offensive or defensive.

They must be able to develop different tools, questionnaires, spreadsheets, etc.. order to make the analysis of competition and training control.

They should know the different rules that exist in handball, rules of the game , disciplinary regime and competitions.

Just as it's organization at national and international level.





Item 1. The pass


1.1. The pass  as a tactic relation element
1.2. Improved use of the pass in opposition.                              1.3. The pass in large  and reduced spaces

Item 2. The offensive and defensive movements
2.1. Effective use of step cycle
2.2. Cuts and open area  and supports
2.3. The shift fakes

Item 3. The shoots.                                                                  3.1. tactical shoot baes                                                             3.2. Shoots from the first line (defenses next / distant)
3.3. Shoots from the winger                                                    3.4. Releases from the pivot

Item 4. The individual tactics defensive
4.1. Marking
4.2. The interception
4.3. The blocking

Item 5. The goalkeeper


5.1. Displacement position and stopping technique
5.2. Interventions shoots from distance / proximity
5.3. Tactics and individual strategy. Coordination with the defense



Item 6. The  groups game and collective game


6.1. The collective tactical procedures (timing and sequence of the basic means of collective tactics)
6.2. The offensive game systems. Individual functions in the collective game. The specific positions

Item 7. 3-3 attack system


7.1. Concept and goals                                                           7.2. Features and variables
7.3. Tactical bases                                                                7.4. Means and standard procedures
7.5. Methodology and development in regard of ofensive variables

Item 8. 2-4 attack system


8.1. Concept and goals                                                             8.2. Features and variables
8.3. Tactical bases.                                                               8.4. Means and standard procedures
8.5. Methodology and development in regard of ofensive variables 

Item 9. Transformations attack sistems


9.1. Concept and goals                                                           9.2. Features and variables
9.3. Tactical bases                                                                 9.4. Means and standard procedures
9.5. Methodology and development in regard of ofensive variables 

Item 10. Defensive game system


10.1. Defensive systems. Concept and characteristics
10.2. Analysis of individual defense: Features
10.3.Tactical bases                                                                                10.4. Methodology and development in regard of defensive variables 



Item 11. Defensive System 6-0


11.1. Concept and goals

 11.2. Features and variables

11.3. Tactical bases 

 11.4. Means and standard procedures


11.5.Methodology and development in regard of defensive variables       


Item 12. Defensive System 5-1


12.1. Concept and goals

12.2. Features and variables


12.3. Tactical bases

12.4. Means and standard procedures


12.5. Methodology and development in regard of defensive variables 


Item 13. 3-2-1 defensive system


13.1. Concept and goals

13.2. Features and variables

13.3. Tactical bases

13.4. Means and standard procedures


13.5. Methodology and development in regard of defensive variables 


 Item14. 3-3 Defense System


14.1. Concept and goals

14.2. Features and variables


14.3. Tactical bases

14.4. Means and standard procedures


14.5.Methodology and development in regard of defensive variables 


Item 15.  Mixed defensive systems

15.1. Concept and goals

15.2. Features and variables


15.3. Tactical bases

15.4. Means and standard procedures


15.5. Methodology and development in regard of defensive variables 


Item 16. Situations of numerical inequality


16.1. Attacke with numerical superiority and numerical inferiority

16.2. The defense  whith numerical inequality

Item 17. The counterattack and defensive balance


17.1. Concept and goals

17.2. Features and variables


17.3. Fast break phases


17.4. The defensive balance

Item 18. Special situations


18.1. Using the air game


18.2. The free throw



Item 19. Regulations


19.1. The rules and their application


19.2. The reglament and disciplinary rules of matches and competitions


Item 20. Team handball related institutions

20.1. The federal level. Clubs and Associations (players, coaches and referees)


20.2. The educational and recreational activities (teaching unit)

Item 21. Handball in different contexts


21.1. Regulatory changes and regulations as contexts.

21.2. Beach Handball



Training activities with ECTS content, teaching-learning methodology and its relation to the skills the student must acquire


The training activities that will take place in the subjects, are  product of the suitable convenience between teaching activities and learning. We have synthetically  collected the following points further classified according to whether they generate an intervention of a individual or group of students:


Classroom presentation of the concepts and procedures associated with the subject using the lecture method (1 ECTS for each Subject).
Classroom Activities for monitoring individual or group activities, project work and deployment of them. Include project methodology and case study which methodology, will be developed as a group (1 ECTS for each Subject).
Fieldwork (1 ECTS for each Subject).
Tutorials (group or individual) and evaluation (0.5 ECTS for each Subject).
Student's independent study (0.5 ECTS for each Subject).

The  students will learn actively, with a strong involvement on their part, with daily work, and through monitoring by the teacher for each subject.


The teaching methodology is based on giving the student leading role, so that he may construct his own learning. Promoting reflection, seeking information and problem solving gain great relevance, trying at all times to promote autonomous learning.


The dynamics of subjects is presented through cooperative learning highlighting positive interdependence and personal responsibility among members of each group. The projects to be undertaken are varied in each case, and deployed as a whole all training activities. It aims to create an awareness in students through each of them as similar as possible to the professional activity to be developed in the future, in relation to each subject. From the documentation, counseling, monitoring and guiding role that develops faculty groups are intended to function autonomously. In this way it is expected that students acquire a high level of commitment to their partners / as group, thereby enhancing their ability to work and effort.


Pedagogical and educational intervention has the aim for at the students to frecuntly agree, negotiate and work together, so each  is enriched by the strengths of others; daily work is more motivating and gaining  interest to be  shared, learning is much more effective when based on "teaching others".


Tracking tasks by teachers loom large sense, sometimes in small groups, others in large groups and others individually this interaction contributes to formative evaluation.



Evaluation Procedure


The twelve module subjects will be evaluated using similar procedures.


The acquisition of skills by the student  as well as training activities of  presentation of skills and procedures will be assessed through a continuous assessment system and, in particular, assessing and evaluating the results of the implementation of the following  evaluation procedures:


Test of practical application of knowledge.
Development of a  group assessment on the subject.
Individual development of educational programming on the subject.
Development of essays on the subject of sports analysis.
Analysis of a teaching episode exposed on video material.
Level of participation in classroom and practice of sports sports.

The assessment will conclude with an acknowledgment of the level of learning achieved by the student, the numerical grade materialized in accordance with the provisions of current legislation





The following methodologies will be used:

Collaborative Learning.
Problem-based learning.
Autonomous learning.
Students will have to develop the theoretical part of the course, preparing the topics being dealt, having to make a class presentation of each topic, using  power point.

They will have to build tools for competition analysis using various software.

They will have to prepare a gruo assessment, practice on tactical resource optimization, and implementing this in the sports.

Self-assessment and peer assessment willbe used.