IOHA Technical Director Continues Journey To Master Coach Status

It may be the Summer and the Handball scene in Ireland may seem quiet but there is always some activity whether it is the underage summer sessions for Girls and Boys or the National Men’s team sessions.

Also keeping busy this week is IOHA Technical Director, Andrea Ongaro, Andrea will be soon two thirds of the way through his journey from level III to Master Coach.

More than 50 master coaches in the making currently participate in the second module of the EHF’s “RINCK” Convention Open Master Coach and Licensing Course in the Polish city of Szczyrk.

The course consists of three modules. The first one took place in Krakow during the Men’s EHF EURO 2016, the third one is scheduled to take place during the Women’s EHF EURO 2016 in Sweden.

The current module focusses on the science of training, proprioception work and issues of psychology and pedagogy linked with coaching and the training of teams.

The course is jointly organised with the Polish Handball Federation and for all training exercises the coaches can make use of the players of Poland’s under-18 national team.

The list of lecturers at the seminar includes, among others, EHF Methods Commission member Peter Kovacs and Rolf Brack, up until recently the head coach of the Swiss national team.

One of Brack’s topics is an analysis of the winning performance of Germany at the Men’s EHF EURO 2016.