Handball is a military sport in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM). Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball to throw it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.

Modern handball is played on a court 40 by 20 meters (131 by 66 ft), with a goal in the center of each end. The goals are surrounded by a 6-meter zone where only the defending goalkeeper is allowed; the goals must be scored by throwing the ball from outside the zone or while „jumping“ into it. The sport is usually played indoors, but outdoor variants exist in the forms of field handball and Czech handball (which were more common in the past) and beach handball (also called sandball). The game is quite fast and includes body contact, as the defenders try to stop the attackers from approaching the goal. Goals are scored quite frequently; usually both teams score at least 20 goals each, and it is not uncommon for both teams to score more than 30 goals.


CISM Sports Committee Handball

Lt.Col Teodor Florin Popa (ROU)

Tel.: (40-21) 319 55 99
Fax: (40-21) 319 55 99
Mobile: 40 724 222 353

Army Sport Club Steaua Bucharest
Ghencea Street 35, Sector 6
Bucharest, ROMANIA


If you want to know more about the history of Handball – klick here

The rules of Handball can be found here