Olympic Sport Introduced at High Point Elementary

A girl is throwing a ball with other children standing behind her.Handball, an Olympic Sport was introduced to 4th and 5th graders during P.E. at High Point Elementary School. Students were so excited to learn and play this new game.

Goals are scored quite frequently with a goal at the center of each side of the gym.  Goals are worth one point and must be scored by throwing the ball into the goal outside the goalie zone.  The game is very fast pace as the defense tries to stop the offense from approaching their goal.  The offense must dribble and can pass the ball to a team member as they move towards the goal.

Men’s handball was first played at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, and then reintroduced in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, and has been an Olympics sport since.  Team Handball was a hit in P.E. class!

Contact Person: 
Meredith Doane